Odunayo Eweniyi will be bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to The Fintech Summit 2022, where she will be speaking on a panel session titled, ‘How fintechs are impacting the financial lives of Nigerians.’
Odunayo is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of PiggyVest, the largest digital savings and micro-investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded PushCV, one of the foremost job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates.
As the COO of Piggyvest, she oversees the company’s entire operation, which cuts across Finance, Investment Management, People Operations, Investor relations, Fundraising and related subcategories.
In January 2021, Odunayo co-founded First Check Africa, a female-led angel fund that invests “ridiculously early” in women in African tech to make it easier for them to raise venture-backed capital.
She is a board member at Village Capital and was featured on Bloomberg Business Weekly’s 2020 Bloomberg50 list, an annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape over the past year.
In 2022, she was selected as a Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst; and she won the Forbes Africa Technology and Innovation award. She is also a 2021 TIME100 Next honoree. She was named one of Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Technology in 2019 and one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators in 2019.
In 2020, Odunayo co-founded The Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists who work to promote equality for women in Nigerian society, with a core focus on education, financial freedom and representation in public office.
She has been listed as one of the most influential young Nigerians and Africans by several publications and has also been featured in several international publications, including Vogue, New York Times, and Elle, among others. She is also the co-founder of the women’s community, Wine and Whine Nigeria.
The Fintech Summit 2022 seeks to make sense of the fintech startup boom in this part of the world through the theme, ‘The Fintech in Everything.”
The summit will be held on November 26 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Credit: Techpoint Africa