WOMEN THAT INSPIRE: ODUNAYO EWENIYI

Odunayo Eweniyi is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PiggyVest.

Odunayo co-founded PiggyVest (formerly PiggyBank) alongside Joshua Chibueze and Somtochukwu Ifezue in 2016.

Originally, the startup wanted to help develop saving culture among Nigerian youths. Hinged on this, the company developed an online platform where users can automate transfers from their bank accounts to their PiggyVest savings account.

In April 2019, the startup had over 250,000 users. The company has raised over $1 million from multiple investors to scale its offerings.

ODUNAYO EWENIYI IS A WOMAN THAT INSPIRES

Odunayo is also the founder of two other companies. She started PushCV (now SharpHire) with friends linking job seekers to employers and screening both sides such that people could no longer be taken advantage of.

Odunayo is also the co-founder of Wine & Whine, an online (Instagram) and offline (monthly events) community where Nigerian women “can feel physically and emotionally safe enough to have important conversations” about everything that affects them, ranging from feminism to financial literacy. She started Wine and Whine with Damilola Odufuwa.

Odunayo is 25 years old and was recognized as the 2019 SME Entrepreneur of the Year at the Wealth and Society West Africa Award. She is the youngest Nigerian on the Forbes Africa list of 20 New Wealth Creators 2019.

Citation source: Konbini, Technext.ng, The Cable

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