Itoro Emembolu–Africa,Nigeria

Director TechQuest STEM Academy Member Board Directors of Crestsage Limited Board Member of AfriLabs Connector of Digital Africa

Meet Dr. Itoro Emembolu, the esteemed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) Ambassador of Nigeria! With a remarkable journey marked by dedication to innovation and empowerment, Itoro stands as a beacon of inspiration in the realm of technology and entrepreneurship.

Currently serving as a Research Fellow at the University of Alberta in Canada, Itoro’s expertise spans digital innovation and its application to real-world challenges. As a key member of the Digital Africa team, she plays a pivotal role in strengthening the capacity of African entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders to drive impactful change across the continent.

Itoro’s commitment to fostering tech-driven solutions extends to her role as a Board Member of AfriLabs, a network of over 400 technology and innovation hubs across 52 countries in Africa. Through this engagement, she contributes to the growth and sustainability of Africa’s tech ecosystem, empowering budding entrepreneurs to thrive in a dynamic digital landscape.

Her dedication to education and empowerment is further evidenced by her role as Director of TechQuest STEM Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. Here, she leverages her expertise to inspire the next generation of tech leaders, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-evolving world.

In addition to her impactful roles, Itoro has made significant contributions to research and academia, including her tenure as a Research Associate at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University. Her insightful work has not only enriched academic discourse but has also contributed to addressing societal challenges and promoting inclusivity in education.

Itoro’s passion for driving positive change extends beyond academia, as showcased by her involvement in various projects aimed at addressing barriers to success and promoting gender equality. As a TedX speaker, she has shared her expertise on digital fluency and the importance of leveraging technology to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

With a rich tapestry of experience spanning research, academia, and entrepreneurship, Itoro Emembolu embodies the spirit of innovation and empowerment. We are honored to have her as our Ambassador, and we look forward to her invaluable contributions in advancing the mission of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization in Nigeria and beyond!