Excellence Anurika Joshua is a Digital Skills Expert and Pan African social entrepreneur on a mission to boost the economic development of African women. She is the founder of Techy Train Incubator, a Nigerian based Onshore and offshore training and outsourcing agency that specializes in providing women digital skills talent for remote work from Nigeria to companies in Nigeria and around the world thereby reducing the gender unemployment gap and helping companies scale effectively. Since 2019, she has trained over 5000 women in digital skills and helped over 400 women become gainfully self-employed leveraging digital skills.
Despite being a graduate of Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Ibadan, when life hit her hard, like it does to more than 21 percent of Women in the world, the only lifeline she found a way to rebuild herself was through technology and digital solutions. She is proficient web developer and online media consultant and has obtained certifications from the International Association of Professions Career College and Mastery of Social Customer Care Service from The Call Centre School. She also obtained a Mini Masters in Business Administration from the International Finance Corporation (a World Bank Group) as well as other certifications in business, finance and marketing.
In 2019, she became a World Bank Fellow, won the AGS survivor woman award; in 2020 she won the Wrapper Initiative award by Erelu Bisi Fayemi and became winner, Mentoring Her Pitchaton as well as the 1st Runner-Up of The Youth Innovation Challenge by The Funding Space.
Through the Tech-Up Girls Initiative, an initiative under the Techy Train Incubator Foundation, she and her team are empowering 5000 young women across Africa with basic digital skills between 2021 and 2022. So far, over 1700 have been empowered from across Sub-Saharan Africa.
She is an alumna of the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University; an alumna of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs and a member of the International Association of Professional Social Media Consultants (IAPO).
Excellence is passionate about using technology to drive change across areas in women, health and education.
She lives in Abuja with her son.”