Sep 8, 2020
Meet Jane Egerton-Idehen, a Nigerian-Based STEM Advocate and IT Executive. Jane and I met by way of Bozoma Saint John’s virtual Badass Workshop. This week, Jane and I have a conversation about the advancement of women and gender equality in the workplace, both in the U.S. and Nigeria. Jane also brings to light how someone who was expected to survive herself being raised in a slum in Lagos she defiantly decided to thrive instead. Finally, we discuss why the single best thing anyone can do for their career is having a brand (a voice, your voice) not tied to that of your employer.
Jane Egerton-Idehen is a telecommunication executive with over 17 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. She holds an Engineering degree from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Warwick Business school, UK. and executive education from Harvard Business School and Yale’s School of Management. She worked as part of the Ericsson Ghana and Liberia executive leadership team. Where she managed the Account teams for Ericsson in Ghana and Liberia. In 2019 she received the 50 Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria Leadership award. Jane is currently the Country Manager Nigeria and Regional Sales Manager West Africa for Avanti Communications Ltd.
She has a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in the industry here in Africa. Meanwhile, she also is an author having recently written what she calls a letter to her daughter, a book entitled: Be Fearless: Give Yourself Permission To Be You.
She has always envisioned herself playing a leading role in the introduction and adoption of advanced communication technologies and techniques and remains committed to this even today. Jane is married with a son and a daughter.
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