EveryGirl Fellow, EveryGirl Program

Aisha Gimba; the Bold One

If versatility were a crime, Aisha Gimba is guilty. 

From her introduction of herself as a “poet from Potiskum Yobe” to “tech enthusiast” and “an aspiring entrepreneur”, Aisha believes taking a multifaceted approach to life allows for continuous growth and leaves meaningful impact. 

Photo: Aisha Umar Gimba

A fellow of the EveryGirl program, Aisha Gimba holds an NCE certification in Business Education from the Federal College of Education, Potiskum Yobe State. She is currently running an affiliate degree program in Business Education at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, and a mentor at the Google Developer Student Club while exploring various opportunities to master the art of Front-end Web Development. The Google Developer Student Club was where she encountered tech in a manner that changed her perspective and understanding of technology. Here she learned how to use multiple products under Google, Gmail, Calendar, Map, Meet, and Drive. While slowly getting into programming. 

It is fascinating how technology makes access to things easy for human beings. 

Being an explorative individual, Aisha considers a lot of things fascinating. It was not a wonder her younger self wanted to be a pilot. 

“I wanted to be a pilot when I was younger, a career that is tech-enabled, but then came reality check. However, looking at how technology is a huge part of human activity, how we think, learn, and communicate, and the rapid pace of technological development, I was assured that there will always be new challenges and exciting projects to tackle. That filled me with hope and excitement for my journey as a Front-end Web Developer and an Entrepreneur”.

This of course in no way limits her creative pursuit of poetry as for Aisha, her perfect day was her spoken word performance at TEDxPompomari. 

Aisha Umar Gimba was a fellow of the EveryGirl program hosted by the KSH Foundation. A program aimed at empowering, enabling, and introducing young women to technology. 

What was EveryGirl’s Impact on your personal and professional life? 

I’m always looking up for ways to enhance my entrepreneurial skills in technology and I was fortunate to have been nominated for the EveryGirl Program. Through the courses offered, I gained more understanding of Business and Programming and was especially grateful for two courses; Mental Health and Self-confidence/Self-esteem. EveryGirl provided me with invaluable mentorship and a supportive community of like-mind individuals. 

An experience or moment in the EveryGirl program you hold on to?

My most cherished experiences in the EveryGirl program were my relations and conversation with other fellows. We came from diverse backgrounds and shared a common passion for tech, which created a supportive and empowering environment. The deep connection and bond that formed during the program created lifelong friendships and a powerful support system. This experience reinforced the significance of building a strong network and the positive impact it can have on personal and professional growth. 

Any advice for your younger self and one that your older self still finds very useful?

Have faith and embrace failure as a stepping stone to success. It is essential to learn from mistakes and setbacks. They provide valuable lessons and opportunities for growth. 

Aisha all-time quote reads “Be the woman that fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked”.

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