The Propelify Festival is an annual outdoor event targeted at the innovation community in the Northeast of the United States. The 2017 edition was held on May 18th, and brought together more than 80 speakers, thousands of start-up founders and entrepreneurs,and investors, all to the beautiful waterfront city of Hoboken, New Jersey.

I spoke on a panel with Christina Sass, co-founder and COO at Andela, and Tolu Komolafe, an Andela developer based out of Lagos. Our panel was moderated by Danielle Kayembe, CEO and founder of GreyFire Impact, a business that works on projects at the intersection of women, social impact, technology and Africa. Our panel session was all about growing tech talent across borders, and how Africa is just as viable as the US, Europe, and Asia as a source for top tech talent. We also discussed the gender ratio in tech and Andela’s efforts to change it.

Hanging out before our panel session

On stage!