ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE JOHN
June 27, 2019|
Meet Catherine John, a beneficiary of the Women Techsters Cohort 2. Catherine recently got into the Microsoft Leap Hackathon, and her team won the grand prize. In a short interview below, Catherine shares her story with us and how the Women Techsters(WT) program has moved her closer to achieving her dreams.
Tell us your story (background, how and when you got involved with Women Techsters)?
I was born and brought up in Otukpo Benue State, growing up was fun-filled. I was always eager to know "why" and "how" of everything. I have away been a curious child. I did my secondary school in Livingstone Model Lagos, and I studied Social-Studies from Benue State University. After my NYSC in 2016, I was a brand ambassador for Diamond bank and Google (fuel your hustle campaign). I got into the WT training because of the drive to learn more, I did the interview and commenced the two weeks’ web development training.
What were the highlights of training program?
How has the WT experience helped you in other areas of life?
What are you doing now and what are your next steps?
Currently, I'm taking a course with Andela in partnership with Google and PluIarlsight. I'm working toward my masters, looking out to get an employment while also trying to keep up the latest skills in my career path.
What advice would you give to other young females like yourself?
Believe in yourself, position yourself rightly for opportunities and keep learning.