Women in Tech 100 Top Speakers 2023

'Solape Akinpelu

'Solape Akinpelu

Co-Founder/CEO of HerVest | Chapter Director Women in Tech® Nigeria

Fields of Expertise:

  • Gender Finance and Inclusive Finance
  • Technology and Trade Promotion
  • Financial Education and Marketing
  • Authorship and Public Speaking

Country of residence: Nigeria

‘Solape Akinpelu is a highly accomplished business leader and gender-finance expert. She serves as the CEO and co-founder of HerVest, a fintech company that provides inclusive finance to African women through goal-oriented savings, impact investing, and credit options for smallholder women farmers and women-led SMEs. With over 40,000 members, HerVest is dedicated to improving women’s lives through financial access and services.

Solape serves as the Global Co-Chair of Marketing for the Women in Tech Global Movement, and as the Country Manager for Nigeria. She is also the Chairman of Technology at the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, promoting technology trade and investment between Nigeria and Britain. She is a member of the Presidential High Level Advisory Committee to the President of Nigeria on Women and Girl’s Economic Empowerment. In addition, she sits on the Gender Committee Desk at CBN on Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion.

Solape is a Certified Financial Education instructor and a member of the Personal Finance Speakers Association (USA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). She has a background in financial marketing, having previously served as the Head of Marketing at Meristem, a leading investment and wealth management conglomerate in Nigeria.

Solape is a sought-after speaker, leading gender finance conversations both online and offline, and in various media outlets. Solape is also the author of the best-selling personal finance book “Stripped: An African Woman’s Guide to Building Generational Wealth.”

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