VP, Growth at Software company and founder, Biamo Maternity Designs
Her How: Leverage your relationships
Seun Runsewe is a popular name in Nigeria’s vibrant tech industry having worked with brands such as Paystack and OPay. Her strides in the industry trail her path and she is well respected for leading the development of products, go-to-market strategy and facilitating adoption and growth of new products.
However, this isn’t all there is to Ms. Runsewe whose path to entrepreneurship began from a need to create wealth. “I recall visiting the University of Pennsylvania in the US and thinking to myself, I want my son to go here. Now, given the valuation of our currency and all the other factors that accrue to a typical employee in Nigeria, I knew I needed to make wise investment decisions and find ways to create wealth to make this a possibility” says Seun, mother of one.
“Biamo designs was inspired by my son, it is a maternity brand which caters to moms providing eco-friendly nursing pads, seamless nursing bras, nursing tanks and the list goes on.” The brand is stocked in Medplus pharmacies in Lagos, and soon, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt and Abuja.
Beyond selling to mums, Seun is also an advocate for sharing information she has acquired over the years to help mums and women on their journey to wealth creation. Through her ‘Poised for Wealth’ podcast, she’s able to accomplish that. She also hints that a digital bank for mums is underway as she is currently working to build one. “A lot of women in our society are not clued in on investment options or management of their finances, I want to help the mum community with that because it’s not just about us, we have a whole generation to look after”.
On her key tip for balancing her various outlets and her equally important day job, she has this to say: ‘There is help, build a pipeline and leverage your existing relationships. Where you need to, create new ones. Partnerships have been my saving grace”