Revolutionizing Technology from London to Africa: Meet Marieme Jamme
It is with undisguised pride and biased pleasure that I am writing this post. I ran across accounts of Marieme Jamme’s extraordinary work recently, as she was even featured on CNN, and could not help but share the woman’s accomplishments in this week’s Business and Career section.
Marieme Jamme was born in Senegal, my home country in West Africa, and is today one of the very few women working towards revolutionizing technology in Africa.
Serving as Chief Executive of a UK-based company by the name of Spot One Global Solutions, Jamme’s life mission is to encourage global investment in IT within the African continent. As a company, Spot One Global Solutions helps organizations with a focus on information technology gain presence in emerging markets.
Together with her work at Spot One Global Solutions, Jamme is also a renowned blogger and international speaker. She also helped co-found Africa Gathering, a global platform for experts and entrepreneurs to brainstorm around development alternatives for Africa.
One thing that I found particularly interesting about Marieme, who resides in London, UK, apart from her amazing work and passion for the continent, is that, as reported on CNN, she honestly admits that “she can achieve more by not living in Africa where gender barriers still hamper many women from realizing their potential”. Although realities are changing on the continent, and women are being able to achieve more, it is also crucial to understand that a lot can still be done by Africans, and immigrants from other continents, from afar for their respective countries. And a lot can be done by women abroad, as we develop ourselves and work at building bridges between continents, countries and people. Women are especially on the forefront of global development when it comes to mentoring and educating the youth, like Jamme, who mentors young Africans and helps them build businesses that have the potential of competing globally.
She summarizes it all very well on CNN.com: “I’m very proud I’ve got an identity as an African woman and I think my voice is being listened to around the world.” Yes it is, Marieme, and you may just be inspiring many other voices to be heard around the world…
On this pleasing business note, happy Tuesday!
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