When Pearlé Nwaezeigwe is not busy creating policies that protect African users on TikTok, she spends most of her time planning for her future, creating inspirational videos targeted at young people with ambitious career goals, and settling into her new community in Ireland.
TikTok’s presence and influence cannot be denied in Africa. The app is perfect for hyper-creative content creators who know their way around editing tools and special effects. But even amateur video creators, dancers, and comedians are also making waves and growing their TikTok following every day. As TikTok’s popularity soars, the company is intentional about creating policies that protect both creators and viewers.
What impactful lessons have you learned on the job so far?
“My dad calls me an activist because I like (non-violently) fighting for people. When I think about impact, I think about the fact that I see the policies we create getting enacted in real time. The speed at which we push these policies matters because our users need to feel safe at all times. I’m especially excited that the policies we come up with are focused on protecting creators in Sub-saharan Africa.”
In this week’s edition of Centre Stage, Koromone talks to Pearlé Nwaezeigwe who lets us into the world of product policy managers.