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IWD: Acknowledging the Role of Women in Business

“The fastest way to change society is to mobilise the women of the world.” Charles Malik

The International Women’s Day is an annual global celebration held in honor of women all over the world irrespective of their age and class to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. It is also a day to remember the struggles women face and honor the accomplishments they have made.

As an equal opportunity employer, who focuses more on individuality, productivity and outputs, we celebrate women all over the world contributing to the growth of businesses, families and the society as a whole. Today we celebrate our very own Nigerian women who despite the cultural and political prejudice keep forging on and building remarkable lives for themselves.

Our team at iCentra consists of women who have carved a niche for themselves and proven over and over in a society that is characterized by so much bias against the female gender that with determination, hardwork, diligence and constant self-development there is no limit to what can be achieved as individuals irrespective of gender.

As we celebrate the International Women’s Day, we are proud to introduce some of the extremely resourceful and extraordinary women on the iCentra Board.

Edith Udeagu

Edith is a thoroughbred professional with about three decades experience in the ICT industry. She retired as acting Deputy Director, Security Management Division, Information Technology Department at the Central Bank of Nigeria. Prior to CBN, she worked in the Information Technology (IT) Unit of Mitchell Farms of Ibru Organisation, from where she joined the IT Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos as an Assistant Manager in 1990.

Mrs Udeagu acquired several skills, including on business, technical, managerial, leadership and soft skills over the years, before retiring from CBN. She acquired several skills, including on business, technical, managerial, leadership and soft skills over the years, before retiring from CBN. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the .ng brand, Nigerian online identity. In addition, serves on the board of iCentra.

Mrs Udeagu holds a B.Sc Mathematics with Computer Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1983) and a Master of Science degree in Optimization & Computing from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom (1985).

Edith Udeagu holds several certifications including Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) all from Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), ITIL Foundation Version 3 certificate from the APM Group and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

She is a member of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), ISACA, PMI and Ikoyi Club 1938.


Mary Udie

Mary is an astute professional with over two decades in IT and Management Consulting experience that cuts across different sectors and industries. Mary has used her expertise in Strategic Project Management, IT Governance, Enterprise PMO, Risk Management, Change Management, Strategic Planning and Processes Improvements to help multiple organizations.

Ms Udie has had the pleasure of working with several US blue-chip organisations, in different capacities such as the Director, Client Engagement Management/Project Management at Perficient, Inc.; Director of Product Delivery Engagements & IT Project Management Office at Bridgeline Digital; Director, Program Management Office B2B & B2C Product Line at Fuzeboxinc Inc.; Director, Project Management at EQUIFAX to mention a few. She is currently a Vice President at Vizient Inc. and serves on the board of iCentra.

Ms Udie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science (with minor in Business Management) from Kentucky State University and an Executive MBA from Georgia State University. She is PMP Certified and a Lean Six Sigma expert.

The iCentra Team

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