31. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin
“We want girls to be creators of tech, not mere users. Watching them write code is beautiful. Many of them never touched a computer before they got here. It’s mind-blowing. The joy on their faces, that’s more than money. I can’t buy it.”
Named the most inspirational woman in the world in BBC’s 2018 list, young teacher Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin has changed the face of communities in Nigeria.
Founding NGO, GirlsCoding she has taught young women coding, design, and web development – vital to the future endeavors of the women in her community.