Jane Udoewa

Jane is a powerful change agent in her community. This Houston, Texas native was born to immigrant parents from Nigeria who migrated to the United States for schooling. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and graduated as the 3rd African American female in Computer Science. Her love for technology led her to further her studies at the University of Houston-Victoria where she bagged a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems and became a member of Gamma Beta Phi.  She currently works as independent IT Consultant for D.O.E. subsidiaries across the U.S. implementing Cost and Earned Value Management system and working with Electronic Medical Records systems.

Jane is a former member of the Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council-Africa and she served as the Vice President for Young African Professionals of Houston (AfriPRO-Houston). She also served as the planning chair for the National Association of Health Service Executive’s annual children health event titled Let’s Move.

Jane has been tagged as one of Houston’s next top leaders; she is a graduate of the Houston Black Leadership Institute sponsored by The Greater Houston Black Chamber and was featured in Who’s Who of Black Houston.
Jane has a strong passion for empowering others and for culture. Her passion is the driving force behind, Culturally Naija, a group she founded to address the needs of Nigerians in America and embrace Nigerians from all walks of life, regardless of their ethnic and religious backgrounds. Culturally Naija Co-host the annual Nigeria Cultural Parade in Downtown Houston. She is also a member of the African Coalition PAC and serves on the board of the West African Film Festival which brings a more complete and accurate picture of West Africa to Houston through visual media while celebrating the connection between West Africa and African Americans for Black History Month.