Nwabueze Ifeyinwa who hails from Anambra state, Nigeria, is an Abuja-based green energy entrepreneur whose interest is in Data, Business Analytics, Software Development and Solar/Biogas Energy. So far, she has had her expertise in Data Mining and Analytics, Renewable Energy and Mechanical Engineering through her skills, certifications, work experience and educational history.
Nwabueze is currently an Energy and Thermodynamics PhD student at the University of Abuja. Before then, she had her Master’s degree program in Industrial and Production Engineering, under Mechanical Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt and her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2014 and 2004 respectively.
Recently, Nwabueze and a few other women were selected for the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious TechWomen exchange program.
In an interview with TechWomen, asking how excited she is to have been selected and what she thinks this privilege is going to add to her. Nwabueze says, ” she will learn how to start up and grow a successful business in waste management, biogas and solar energy integration, and establish a strong, life-changing business mentorship, network and partnership in these areas. She will also learn about successful eCommerce business models, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data management, and how to use them in the latest technologies in waste management, building smart homes and the retail industry. In addition, she will learn and acquire hands-on experience in web and mobile software development to improve her skills in creating professional business solutions in retail, technical services and green energy business.
At the end of the learning period, Nwabueze intends to leverage her TechWomen experience to successfully, further expand, establish and grow a profitable green energy and eCommerce business, develop data analytics, software and mobile app development skills, being already passionate about renewable energy for rural communities. In her words, “My home country standard of living will be impacted positively through human capacity building (mentoring women start-ups), creation of more job, carbon reduction, energy generation, revenue generation through tax and other payments.”
This learning that has her home country in her plans is highly applaudable. We are proud of our own.