As our 2018 African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference, Nairobi Chapter, draws close, we are excited to share perspectives, principles and needs of our esteemed female leaders and guests – panelists, speakers, moderators and mentors – with the aim of highlighting the challenges and triumphs African women in technology face in their careers and businesses.
These women have proven commitment to building and scaling technology businesses on the continent and they come from diverse backgrounds and sectors with different levels of experience.
It is our hope that these short interviews show a glimpse into the everyday reality of doing business as an African woman and helps build bridges between organizations and individuals who are looking to partner, fund, mentor or simply interact with our African women in technology.
This week we shine the spotlight on Cynthia Dieyi as she shares her multifaceted career journey in media and technology with the AWIT team.
Welcome Cynthia, it’s our pleasure to have you. Tell us a little about career journey.
Thank you for having me. I have over 10 years experience working in media and technology. I was a Supervising Producer at The Go Big Project – an award-winning production company based in Los Angeles – where I oversaw the production of 8 UHD television series for the world’s first 4K, UHD streaming platform, Insight TV. I managed operations on projects worth multiple millions of dollars and by association my work has been featured on HBO, ABC, ESPN, NBC and FOX, to name a few.
I have also served as a research associate at PMK*BNC, a multiple award-winning media company and the world’s leading authority on popular culture and entertainment. At PMK*BNC,I teamed up with three colleagues to spearhead proprietary examination of the Digital Native cohort and establish narrative themes that are popular with that generation.
I got a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Multimedia from the American University of Nigeria, a certificate in Economics and English from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
At the American University of Nigeria, I received the Green Angel Award for Athletic Achievement combined with Academic Success for my graduating class of 2011, and at the University of Southern California, I was an Annenberg, full-ride, merit scholarship recipient. I secured first-class honors across all levels of my higher education and am a member of Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Association’s Official Honors Society in America.