I came across a fantastic short Interview as I was watching videos on YouTube. It is for the Innovate Africa on CNN with Juliet Ehimuan.
Juliet uploaded the interview to her YouTube Channel, so you can watch it here.
She is Google’s country head in Nigeria and has been named one of Forbes’ 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa.
What impressed me in her interview was how passionate she was about the fact that technology can change lives.
“As the head of Google’s operations in Africa’s largest Internet community, Juliet is charged with the responsibility of representing the company in all its business development projects and partnership opportunities in the region.” — Guardian.ng
It was so refreshing watching an interview where someone sees the rise of technology, not from a place of fear of being replaced by robotics and artificial intelligence, but from the perspective of enabling humans.
She’s someone who has a clear mission to put people back in the driver’s seat of their lives.
She has a vision of raising human dignity that comes from her belief that…
“The power of the human spirit lies in its striving to always do better… All we need to do is give people the tools, and they’ll do it for themselves.”
In her CNN interview, she was clear that technology is an enabler that has leveled up the playing field for ordinary people. She says;
“With our technologies and economies today, it’s more important than ever not to leave anyone behind… Technology has the power to create a level playing field. Putting technology in the hands of people allows them to create their opportunities.”
In Nigeria, she has a goal to train 10 million people to use the technology that is currently available to them, to create new opportunities for individuals. Options that would not have been there before the explosion of the Internet.
She has already…