2019 OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN FEMALE OF THE YEAR

ADETOLA BAKINSON.

Adetola is a graduate of philosophy from the University of Lagos before changing career to science technology and engineering in the hope of becoming an Oracle database administrator. Adetola later moved into software development and testing and became a software test analyst. She continued to upskill and improve by attending workshops and writing international certifications for project management and software quality engineering and assurance. Currently, she is a Lead manager of software quality engineering at Nedbank Group Technology where she manages multiple streams of award-winning programmes to ensure best practices and quality.

Her Accomplishments and Recognition for Software Quality Engineering:

Successfully delivered one of the biggest projects in the history of Nedbank - SAP(Finance, HR and Procurement streams and the projects were owned by the CEO of Nedbank- Mike Brown) 2013-2015

·ECM projects citations for performance 2017 – 2018
Ongoing PLM programmes.- 2019

As a spoken word poet and speaker, Adetola has achieved accomplishments based on her artistic talents :

The first poetry performance was in England in 2003 where she won an award for the poem "Ants".

Her poem "Monologue with my childhood" won an award for addressing social issues (about sexual abuse) in the society at the Penseed competition held in Pretoria.

Spoken on the radio during 16 days activism against women and child abuse in 2015.

Honored to be the guest speaker/poet of the day at the Youth Empowerment Seminar hosted by the legendary Dr Sam Motsuenyane.

Outstanding and ground-shaking performance of the poem titled 'Nigeria' at the Nigeria Excellence Awards in Oct 2018.

Poetry performance of her poem titled Vuka Afrika in 2019 at the yearly and prestigious Back Management Forum officially sponsored by Nedbank.

Adetola is currently working on a project called #STAR - Savagely Torn and Recovering. “Being a victim of both domestic and sexual abuse, she realized that a lot happens in people's lives and they are afraid to speak about it. Upon further investigation, it dawned on her that this is not a gender-specific thing so she decided to start talking and showcasing different ways of abuse using different platforms to pass the messages across,” Adetola speaks.