Our blogger of the month is Chisom Okoye!
Chisom Okoye is an engineer who’s passionate about ending energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Nigeria, with decentralized Renewable Energy.
She refers to herself as a child of God or in the words of her friend; she is a Jesus Baby. This is evident through her life motto.
Chisom’s motto through life is a scripture; Romans 8:19; to see God’s Sons bloom, flourish, and manifest because the world awaits us.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Q. What is one productivity app, gadget, or tool you use consistently?
My Notepad app on my phone. I was recently introduced to Google Keep, and it’s quite efficient. I use my calendar a lot as well to remember dates and deadlines and to schedule activities.
Q. How do you practice self-care in your life?
This is an interesting question. I sleep. I have learned to take time out and destress and that usually starts by taking extended naps and having my hair wash day routine.
Q. What is one pet peeve of yours?
You see guys with long nails, that’s it. When it’s just the pinky nail that’s long? The absolute worst!
Q. What is one thing you love about yourself?
A couple of years ago, I may not have been able to answer this question, but I thank God that I have grown so much and that I have allowed God to truly love me. So, I love my humour.
Q. What is one thing that makes you laugh hard?
Dad jokes! I love them so much!
Q. What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?
Hmmm…I guess I talk to myself a lot. I heard that’s what smart people do, so there you have it.
Q. What is one cause or initiative you believe in and support?
It has to be a tie between Ending Energy Poverty in last-mile communities and Saying no to Rape!
Q. What is one way you practice kindness to women in your life?
I always give encouraging words. I always compliment women in my life and let them know that they are doing amazing. Just one word of kindness can boost someone’s mood the entire day, and we all desire a level of recognition/acknowledgment.
Q. What is one personal or professional development resource (book, podcast, course, video, song) you recommend?
The Bible first. God’s word has a way of just showing you who you truly are and exposing areas you need to work on. I also recommend Coursera. There are lots of amazing and diverse courses for every specialty you can think of. Sincerely, there are a ton of resources available online but for books, I’ll recommend any book written by Brian Tracy.
Q. What is one of your favorite mantras or quotes?
Do not compete where you do not have a competitive advantage.
Q. Who is one woman in your network you’d like to see featured on the blog and blogger spotlight series?
One woman? That’s tough because I would love to see all the ladies in my network featured. However, just this time around, a HR expert and an ardent self-developer: Precious Augustine.