6 Powerful African Women in Technology
The industry of Infotech remains to be a leveler as it offers, men and women alike, a tone. Some females prosper especially in this industry as well as it is vital that we cast the spotlight on them to make them glad along with to pass a notification across to other unknown female skills out there– “If She Can Do It, Why Cannot I?”
- Arise Top 100 List Africa 2012 – Genevieve Nnaji Listed
- Nokia and Women empowerment in Nigeria
- Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women shows Technology’s influence
Right here is a list [not exhaustive] we decided to compile together to celebrate African females in technology, a few of them are coders while various other are coders’ pals.
Bio: Shikoh Gitau is a young South African techie woman who, currently, is a UX Researcher/Designer (Emerging Markets at Google), she is the founder of Ummeli. This beautiful techie lady has designed technology as far back as 2005. Her website, Ummeli, was a project Researched, Designed and Developed as part of her PhD Research. She is currently exploring “mobile centric” internet use among low-income communities in urban South Africa. http://www.shikoh.org
Bio: In 2010, Nandimobile’s first product, Gripeline was said to remedy a planet vast problem and was rewarded the Best Business at the Launch conference in San Francisco. In its 2 years of existence, Nandimobile with its 5 employees is offering over 50 companies in Ghana with Infoline and Gripeline. Infoline as well as Gripeline offer consumer support, advertising as well as Infoline and Gripeline give client support, advertising and marketing resources for company to reach their clients’ mobile phones.
Bio: Thuo’s current General Manager – Financial Services at Safaricom Limited in Kenya. Ms. Mwangi is a Kenyan Electronic Engineering from the Victoria University of Manchester and has an MBA from the University of Leicester – both in the UK. She is responsible for the success of M-PESA in Kenya.
Bio: Olga Kimani-Arara used to be the local spokesperson for Google in Kenya and as spokesperson, she represents the company in the region and develops strategic partnerships for the company as well as the voice of the Kenyan user at Google. A Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Kimani-Arara holds an MBA in Engineering Business Management from Manchester Business School. She also holds a B.Sc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Miss Uwaje is a Owner and Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd. She attained a BSc. Hons in Bioinformatics at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), as well as the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany. Nkem is also a co-founder of Bake for Change, a charity baking club that is focused on empowering street children that are being catered to in 7 Lagos State run homes. Their activities span from renovation projects to educational initiatives.