Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, PiggyVest, the largest digital savings and micro-investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the foremost job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has 8 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations. She’s an award winning fintech entrepreneur who is working for diversity equity and inclusion in fintech and technology as a whole.
As the COO of Piggyvest, she oversees the company’s entire operation which cuts across Finance, Investment Management, People Operations, Investor relations, Fundraising and related subcategories.
In January 2021, Odunayo cofounded First Check Africa, a female-led angel fund that invests “ridiculously early” in women in African tech to make it easier for them to raise venture- backed capital and invest in technology startups.
She is a board member at Village Capital, the most active supporter of impact-driven, seed- stage entrepreneurs in the world. She was featured on Bloomberg Business Weekly’s 2020 Bloomberg50 list, an annual list
She was named one of Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Technology in 2019 and one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators 2019.
In 2020, She cofounded The Feminist Coalition, Nigerian feminists who Nigerian
She was named one of the 2021 Class of Social Shapers by the Malala Fund. In 2019, she was named SME Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa by The Asian Banker’s Wealth and Society and she is the youngest Nigerian on Forbes Africa list of 20 New Wealth Creators in Africa 2019.She was also one of the featured speakers at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting in 2019.
She is one of Business Day’s Spark 2019 Women to Watch and made the World Women in Fintech Power List for 2017; the YNaija Most Influential People in Technology 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; she is a 2018 Westerwelle Young Entrepreneurs fellow; and she is a recipient of The Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology 2018.
In honour of her work, she was named one of 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa, one of 50 most visible women in Tech by Tech Cabal in 2019. She is also included on the #YTech100 2019 list of the brightest Nigerian technocrats. She is the Her Network Technology Woman of The Year 2019. She was also voted The Most Influential Young Nigerian in Science and Technology 2019. In 2020, she was one of the Lord’s Achievers Awards Honorees, 2020 100 Most Influential Young Africans, one of OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2020 as well as the ELOY Award for Technology 2020.
She has been listed one of the most influential young Nigerians and Africans by several publications. She’s also been featured on several international publications including Vogue, New York Times, Elle among others. She is also the co-founder of the women’s community, Wine and Whine Nigeria.
Odunayo Eweniyi was named among the 4th List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2022 by Avance Media.
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