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Meet Daramola Janet Titilayomi; African Women in Tech

by Roveen Anyango
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Janet grew up with dreams of pursuing medicine in her childhood. However, life took her in a whole new direction, with Daramola finding herself at Lautech (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology) to study at Tech. Join the life of other Women in Tech.

“I am a Brand identity designer,” Daramola says, “I help people design whatever represents them or their business. So we are talking about logos, flyers, business cards among others.”

Daramola, who hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo State, Nigeria, definitely has her hands full as she juggles between her studies and her job. So, how then does she balance between her work and personal life?

“I structure my time and I have a timetable on when to focus on my career and personal life,” Daramola says.  “There are times I have had lots of deadlines to meet and this affects my academics because during those periods I have to focus more time on my career so I wouldn’t disappoint my clients.”

However, Daramola says that taking frequent breaks from working from time to time. It helps her focus on academics, helps her strike that sweet balance, which is especially necessary during her exams.

What about any biases in the tech world?

Daramola states that she has yet to encounter any biases in the tech world, which is a first considering the previous interviews. That means then, that she gets to enjoy the best of her career.

“Yes,” she says, “my career helps me display the creativity in me and also solve other people’s problems.”

As a woman in tech, Daramola is no doubt one that many younger women are looking up to. And what word of advice would she have for women seeking to get into. Not just the tech world, but any other field that is dominated by men?

“My advice to women in tech is that you can do better if you are determined. Gender is not a barrier to achieving your goals and purpose in life.”

Indeed, gender needs not to be a limiting factor when it comes to achieving one’s goals.

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