STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Bukola Somide: Computer Science and Beyond

September 21, 2022 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Bukola Somide: Computer Science and Beyond
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Show Notes

Episode Summary
1) She has always been interested in science and thought that computers were the way of the future, thus her going into computer science.
2) The road wasn't always easy but she learned to listen to herself and to trusted others and she stayed the course.
3) She started her non-profit very early on to help others get scholarships.
4) She also wanted to address the issues that Black women face in the workplace and being the one and only.
5) She is an inventor, innovator and creator!!

Bukola Somide Bio:
Bukola Somide, is inspiring the youth to realize their passion early in order to pursue and excel in their purpose.

Born in Kaduna, Nigeria, she migrated to the United States as a teenager with her family . Having decided to pursue a Computer Science degree as early as 10th grade, that proclamation was realized when she attained a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). She also acquired a Masters in Technology Management from UMUC and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from PMI.

As the founder/CEO of Innovant Technologies LLC, she invented the first-ever Computer Science educational interactive doll, "Somi". Authored "Somi the Computer Scientist: Princess can Code" storybook, and Computer Science Activity Books for girls & boys. 

With her 501(c)3 nonprofit, CompSci ABC (Computer Science Awareness in Black Communities), she's giving back to the community through her array of educational programs for children, teens, and young adults.  She hopes to create a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to young minority girls pursuing Computer Science in College.

​Bukola is a very passionate, inquisitive and creative individual, who credits her determination, ideas, ability to overcome adversity, perseverance, and success to her faith.


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