The Nigeran user group educates women from all over the world on how to build apps, bots, websites, automation and AI without learning to code — and the results are phenomenal.
Hundreds of women have since learnt Power Platform, with many as a result finding employment, earning promotions and launching fruitful careers from non-tech roles.
Business Applications MVP and group co-founder Foyin Olajide-Bello says such success fulfils the group and drives them to educate more “powerful ladies” in all things tech.
“TechStylers began from the observation of the low representation of female speakers. Our mission is to support women who desire to grow their technical knowledge in the Power Platform and other related Microsoft technologies,” Foyin says.
The Nigerian MVP started her app development journey building Power Apps and Power Automate solutions to optimize various paper and Excel-based processes. This experience later came in handy in the workplace when Foyin built an app for her former employer — Sterling Bank, a full service national commercial bank in Nigeria — that helped to save hours of work each week.
After successfully launching a Citizen Developer Academy to help coworkers use Power Apps to solve business challenges, Foyin kickstarted TechStylers to help women all over the world and inspire others to do more.
The group, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, continues to bring women from different walks of life to learn together and grow together, Foyin says.
“I have made a lot of friends all over the world from this community. I have also found the opportunity to be a part of other people’s learning journey by sharing my knowledge and experience on the Power Platform very fulfilling.”
Tech mentoring has proven to be one of the group’s drivers for success and Foyin invites any interested MVPs to work with community members.