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10 Most Inspiring African Women Entrepreneurs

Nkemdilim Begho, sometimes referred to as the “leading lady” of the Nigerian IT sector, is responsible for setting up one of the country’s top IT service companies.

Educated in Germany in bioinformatics, she is the founder and managing director of Future Software Resources—or Futuresoft— as one of very few women in the sector. Upon returning to Nigeria, she took over a business her well-known father Chris Uwaje had set up, rebranding it and shifting its focus to providing online services such as website design, IT security, web hosting, and online social media management, as well as e-learning platforms for students.

“African women have always worked very, very hard. When you have to go very far for water and for food, that turns you into a hardworking person,” Nkemdilim Begho said in a LoA “Women in Tech” interview in 2015.

She is very passionate about education and the e-learning service provided by Futuresoft.

At the moment everybody is looking at Africa and saying it’s the next frontier. There are a lot of foreigners coming to do things we could actually do if we had the education.

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