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Betty Adepoju

Betty Adepoju

Chief Strategist at Scallop Media and Technology
Lagos, Nigeria

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 1 hour


Hello, I am Betty. As a seasoned professional in the tech industry, I am deeply passionate about mentoring and supporting the next generation of female leaders. With over a decade of experience in digital marketing strategy, I have navigated the challenges and opportunities that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field. Through my journey, I have gained valuable insights, skills, and experiences that I am eager to share with aspiring women in tech.

My interest in mentoring stems from a strong belief in the power of diversity and inclusion. I firmly believe that empowering women and promoting gender equality in the tech industry is not only a moral imperative but also a business necessity. Diverse teams bring a wealth of perspectives, ideas, and innovations to the table, driving better outcomes and success for organizations. By mentoring women in tech, I aim to contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable industry where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

My mentorship style is rooted in a commitment to active listening, empathy, and adaptability. I understand that every mentee is unique, with their own goals, challenges, and learning styles. As a mentor, my focus is on creating a safe and supportive space where mentees feel heard, valued, and empowered to take ownership of their personal and professional growth. I strive to tailor my guidance and support to the specific needs and aspirations of each individual, providing a customized approach to mentorship.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up

As someone who has greatly benefited from the support and guidance of mentors throughout my own entrepreneurial journey, I feel a deep sense of responsibility and passion for giving back to the startup ecosystem. I understand firsthand the challenges and uncertainties that entrepreneurs face when starting and scaling their ventures, and I believe that mentorship can play a crucial role in their success.

My desire to mentor entrepreneurs stems from a genuine desire to pay it forward and make a positive impact on the next generation of innovators and changemakers. I have been fortunate enough to learn valuable lessons, gain important insights, and build a strong network through my experiences in the startup world. By sharing this knowledge and expertise with entrepreneurs who are just starting out or navigating the early stages of their journey, I hope to help them avoid common pitfalls, make informed decisions, and accelerate their growth.

Moreover, I am passionate about fostering a collaborative and supportive startup ecosystem where entrepreneurs can thrive. I believe that by providing mentorship and guidance, we can create a ripple effect of success and innovation. When entrepreneurs receive the support they need to succeed, they are more likely to pay it forward and become mentors themselves in the future, creating a virtuous cycle of knowledge sharing and community building.

Mentoring also provides me with an opportunity to stay connected to the pulse of the startup world and continually learn from the fresh perspectives and ideas of entrepreneurs. I find it incredibly energizing and inspiring to engage with passionate individuals who are driven to solve problems, disrupt industries, and create value. By mentoring entrepreneurs, I not only have the chance to contribute to their growth but also to expand my own knowledge and stay at the forefront of innovation.

Furthermore, I believe that mentorship is a powerful tool for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the startup ecosystem. As someone who has faced challenges as a woman in a male-dominated industry, I am committed to supporting and empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs. By providing mentorship and advocacy, I hope to help level the playing field and ensure that all entrepreneurs, regardless of their background or identity, have access to the resources, networks, and opportunities they need to succeed.

Ultimately, my desire to give back through mentoring is rooted in a deep belief in the transformative power of entrepreneurship. Startups have the potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, solve complex problems, and make a positive impact on society. By supporting entrepreneurs through mentorship, I have the opportunity to contribute to this larger mission and play a small but meaningful role in shaping a better future.

In summary, I am motivated to give back to the startup ecosystem through mentoring because I believe in the power of paying it forward, fostering a collaborative and supportive community, staying connected to innovation, promoting diversity and inclusion, and contributing to the transformative potential of entrepreneurship. By sharing my knowledge, experience, and networks with entrepreneurs, I hope to make a positive impact on their journeys and help shape a thriving startup ecosystem for generations to come.