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Chapter Head Service Commitment Agreement

I will adhere and apply the values of Women in Tech Africa: Opportunity Creation, Networking, Leadership, Integrity, Action and Services

As an Chapter Head of Women in Tech Africa  I pledge to take action in the thematic areas

Rally: communicate and Mobilize Communicate about Women in Tech Africa within my circle of influence. Mobilize support for Women in Tech Africa ’s activities organized in my country or areas of expertise by ensuring that vision Women in Tech Africa  is implemented.

Adhesion Support the values and objectives of Women in Tech Africa and promote our the vision and objectives. Resource mobilization Mobilize my network, source financial and technical support and/or endorsement of Women in Tech Africa by credible institutions.

Execution of Women in Tech Africa vision Take part in the initiatives launched by Women in Tech Africa and promote the recommendations proposed in Women in Tech Africa vision to relevant stakeholders. Teamwork Work closely with other members. Contribute in Women in Tech Africa country chapters or tasks forces of my choice. Actively communicate, collaborate and coordinate the task force locally or regionally by contributing to specific local initiative and/or regional pillar. Initiative Be a self-starter: undertake actions that fit within the organization’s spheres of influence.

Mentorship Provide guidance, leadership continuity and renewal.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Members who pledge will have to report to the Founding team of Women in Tech Africa. The Founding Committee of Women in Tech Africa reserves the right to suspend or terminate the membership of any member that has not complied with the provisions of these pledges.

I hereby undertake to serve as an Chapter Head of Women in Tech Africa and pledge to carry out my duties and obligations as an Chapter Head in a trustworthy and diligent manner and to the best of my abilities. I understand the seriousness of undertaking to be Women in Tech Africa Chapter Head.

I have reviewed and accept the agreements stated above.


Chapter Head Service Commitment Agreement I will adhere ...

  Description This is an unpaid internship/volunteer opportunity for a Marketing  coordinator. The coordinator will develop and implement a social media strategy to increase overall reach and brand awareness. He/she will use social media outlets to promote active Women in Tech Africa campaigns,engage the public and increase online presence. The social media coordinator will directly contribute to increasing Women in Tech Africa’s capacity to draw attention to the successful Female role models in the tech sector and publicity for programs. Duties and Responsibilities The social media coordinator will: Identify key online channels for Women in tech Africa to establish a presence Help develop a social media strategy to support the organization’s campaigns and fundraising activities, and establish targets for increasing online reach Post regular updates to Women in tech Africa’s social media outlets, including news articles, blog posts, press releases, fundraising appeals, and any other promotional items Monitor activity and user interactions for all social media outlets Adapt general Africa Women in Tech campaign messaging for the different outlet-specific audiences Qualifications Experience Using key social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest) Strong writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail Ability to use online tools to engage members, donors, and corporate partners outgoing,enthusiastic and creative Works well independently and as part of a team Bilingualism an asset Developing Newsletters Time Period This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for 1-2 days per week for an average of 8-10 hours per week, which can be completed in the office or at home. Benefits and recognition This position provides valuable experience for Communications and NonProfit Management students; Individuals with an interest in gaining experience in the non-profit sector and anyone with a passion for help grow women across Africa Volunteers are highly valued members of the Women In tech team and contribute to making a significant difference in our ability to help support and grow women across the continent   Interested email us with you CV to  

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The dynamism in technology is one of the reasons I choose this career, there is not one boring moment when you are in the technology world. We all wake up and there is something different each day, it’s thrilling and exciting. Being a lady in technology is even better; the look of surprise on people’s faces when you tell them you are an IT specialist makes one feel good about one’s self. The journey has been both exciting and full of challenges while some of us women might lose hope along the way, I choose to hang on and fight. I love science and engineering and it’s my hope that we can get as many girls as possible to do same. In my college class five years ago, we were only ten girls out of an estimated sixty students, out of the ten a few of us graduated and currently I know of none of them who is actively into the technology profession. Well that is a sad situation in itself and one that we all need to work hard to change. Things are changing fast though and more women are taking up science, engineering and technology courses but we are not there yet. After school I joined Flex communications which is a software development company as a programmer ,I was also involved in customizing custom-made software’s to fit organization’s needs. Programming is a challenging career and it’s even hard when you are lady and you have people who believe you cannot deliver because of your gender. I had many incidences where I would get assigned only simple tasks while my male colleagues got all the challenging projects. It was demoralizing but I have always had a positive attitude and a fighting spirit. After leaving Flex I joined CARE international, an NGO dealing with humanitarian work as an ICT officer where am currently working, I do IT support and ensure the daily running of technical and communication equipment’s for the organization, besides that I also develop different kinds software’s and market them to companies as a side business. My goal is to setup Computer labs in primary and secondary schools across Kenya and equip them with computers, trainers and internet. We will introduce computer skills to girls at a younger age and help them build a good foundation of technology. We will also mentor these girls to take up STEM courses when they join institutions of higher learning. We want women to take up more science courses since the field is under represented with a huge percentage of the jobs in science being done by men. wm Virginia Wairimu  is Kenyan IT graduate with Bias in software development using Vb.Net, C# among other languages as well as IT software & Hardware support and networking. I’m hoping to start coding classes for young girls and ladies to mentor them to join IT and the Tech world. Currently I’m working as an ICT officer with CARE International in Kenya, which is an international NGO dealing with humanitarian activities among other projects; previously I have worked with Flex Communications as a Software developer. I also have an interest in writing and photography. I’m in the process of initiating a project that will see young girls in primary and secondary schools get formal training on technology which will include basic computer skills to advanced education such as coding as well as mentorship to these girls to encourage them to take up science and engineering courses. We will also train them on how to be creative and innovative using technology and also use technology for enterprise purposes.

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On the 9th of July 2015 , Women in Tech Africa will be launching the Diaspora group in London UK . Please book you tickets on Eventbrite We have the pleasure of  announcing exciting speakers Lola Oyelayo head_lola_crop_1000px_large_2 A passionate designer and researcher and with over 10 years experience in the field, Lola has developed her skills working in multi-disciplinary teams in large organisations and digital agencies, delivering delightful digital products. A self-confessed perfectionist, Lola is extremely vocal and knowledgeable about creating a sustainable future for user-centred thinking and design, a journey which has seen her become Scrum Certified and an official member of the "Agile is best" club. Rashada Harry Rashada Harry_03 Rashada is responsible for driving fixed infrastructure business opportunities in a global capacity at Vodafone Global Enterprise. She possesses a strong track record of new business development, account management and consultative selling into Enterprise client organisations offset against aggressive sales targets (in excess of $50m). Prior to joining Vodafone she spent 10 years with Cisco where she worked as a global business development manager for EMEAR (Europe Middle East Africa & Russia).  She is co-Director of “Your Future Your Ambition” ( an initiative aimed at creating an awareness and encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds that studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at school, college or university can open doors to an array of careers. Rashada was a STEM Leader finalist in the 2014 inaugural Black British Awards and is a nominee in the National Diversity Awards 2015. Ethel Cofie Ethel Ethel Cofie is CEO and founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT consulting and digital products company, and Mandela Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. A high caliber IT professional with over 12 years’ experience working in the UK, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, she has worked on the Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project and the Ford Foundation”s Election Monitoring project for Nigeria. She also served as head of commercial solutions for Vodafone. She is the founder of Women in Tech Africa, which brings together women in over 30 countries, and will open offices in Zambia, Nigeria, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin in the coming months. She initiated the first pan-African Women in Tech meet up and was a finalist for the United Nations Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology Award for her work supporting women in IT. She has been featured on BBC and CNN for her work, and she sits on the boards of numerous companies in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Emem Rita Usanga Emem Usanga is the CEO and Co-Founder of InvestWell. She has 18 years business development experience in the media industry from magazines to digital, in corporates and startups. Emem previously worked for companies such as WPP's 24/7 Real Media and Glow Digital Media. InvestWell is the sixth startup that she will be working in and her first foray into Finance Josiah Kwesi Eyison Josiah Josiah Kwesi Eyison,  Co-Founder and CEO of iSpace Foundation, bringing more than 15 years of experience and expertise in management. Kwesi holds a HND in New Technology, Media and Communication from University of East London and a Business Management degree with the open university. He was the West Africa Regional CEO for Quintessentially, a luxury concierge service company with over 40 offices worldwide. Josiah was the Events and Business  Development Manager for Learning Without Frontiers, a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiency and importance in learning.

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Junior Business Analyst Overview We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Product Development Team as a Junior BA. This key role will play a crucial part in helping the Product Development Team successfully deliver projects. It is intended that the successful candidate will be keen to develop and progress towards a full Business Analyst role within the Product Development Team with increased responsibilities.

Responsibilities Learning about the Business Analyst role and the Project Lifecycle, and practically applying knowledge and skills as obtained to successfully deliver projects • Supporting the Business Analysis function in the Product Development Team and assisting the Business Analysts in: o Eliciting and documenting the business requirements o Chasing-up approvals and managing effective feedback o Updating documents where necessary • Running workshops: Arranging sessions o Determining agendas and preparing any necessary workshop material o Taking notes / meeting minutes o Providing updates and follow-ups to attendees • Supporting and updating multiple Project Logs • Plan, manage and be responsible for own time management according to Product Development priorities - Planning and working flexibly to a deadline • Managing the Product Development Document library • Providing updates and feedback across the Product Development team as required • Attending Scrums and other key Project Management forums • Managing small Projects to delivery (with support from existing Business Analysts) • Supporting test cycles particularly User Acceptance Testing (UAT) • Providing training • Identifying areas for improvement • Critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, decomposing high-level information into details, abstracting up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishing user requests from the underlying true needs • Developing requirements specifications according to standard templates • Writing documentation • L1 support as and when required • Being a liaison between the business units, technology teams, support teams and

Business Analysis Qualifications To be successful for this role you will need to keep up to date with technical and industry sector developments and awareness of evolvement of relevant technologies such as HTML5 vs. Flash, Local vs. cloud etc.

You will have previous experience of working in Agile environments (SCRUM experience is an added advantage)

Once you have established yourself, it is intended that you would want to ultimately progress to a Business Analyst position and will therefore demonstrate the following skills:

• Self-motivated and proactive Able to think logical and objectively with the ability to think outside of the box and therefore see the bigger picture Comfortable working under pressure and successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills Results driven with good time management skills Good leadership skills in order to obtain appropriate information and to arrange and co-ordinate projects

Possess a high attention to detail Able to work outside Accra for extended periods of time

Junior Business Analyst Overview We are looking...

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Women in Technology Africa is a network in Africa and the Diaspora with the mandate to  effective support to women in technology across the African continent and abroad  to :

  • Creating today’s female leaders and role Models for tomorrow’s Women
  • Show the world what a strong African woman is capable of achieving
  • Support African growth through technology

Women in Tech Africa  has membership of women in over 30 countries in Africa and is  launching offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Canada in addition to Ghana by December  2015


Corporate and Non Profit Organizations

Event organization

With our experience of organizing events and programs across Africa and Europe including Ghana, Nigeria and London we are well placed to organize events for your on the thematic women leadership and Africa and Technology

Female Corporate Leadership and Pipeline Programs 

We have experience in designing leadership training programs ,we will work with your needs to design a leadership program to support your high performing employees and also consult on the plans for creating pipelines of female leaders for diversity in your Board rooms and Management Level

Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Professional Executive Coaching

Just starting out, do you need early career  coaching? We can help.

Do you have a pending Interview you need to get ready for ? We can help coach you in readiness.

Or have you clinched that dream job and you are negotiating your salary package? We can help  you negotiate a better package,we will research and prepare you for effective negotiation.

We help women to drive their careers successfully whilst playing to their strengths and remaining true to their authentic selves.Whether it’s to grow in their leadership role, develop as a board member or partner, dedicated executive coaching is a 'must have' for busy female leaders.

Exclusive  Deep Dive Dinners

Every 6 weeks we will conduct exclusive invite only dinners with high ranking and high potential individuals. Invitees will be required to pay to attend.

The dinners are small  intimate affairs to allow with interaction each other but more  importantly with  high ranking Chairperson (Our Chairpersons  range from CEO’s of top organizations across Africa, Heads of Boards and Celebrity Entrepreneurs with high net worth organizations.

The Dinner Chairpersons will also share with you their personal journey and real-world experiences on business along with answering pertinent questions.

Entrepreneur Business Coaching

Want to start a new business?

Start-up business coaches offer much-needed support, guidance and expertise for new entrepreneurs looking to start a business. Start-ups are notoriously risky - about half fail within the first three years due to misjudged markets, overestimated forecasts, underestimated liabilities and so on - all easy mistakes to make for a first-timer. With an experienced business coaches like us on-board, those fatal mistakes could be seriously minimized.

Been an Entrepreneur for a while?

Is your business highly profitable? Does it tick along smoothly without you? Or are you trapped at the subsistence phase? – your time spent juggling the day to day administrative routines, managing staff, making sure products and services are delivered adequately, managing cash flow and general fire-fighting, etc.Our program is designed to help you build a sustainable, profitable business that can run without requiring your daily attention.

Online Reputation Design and Strategy

We  will help you and your businesses plan and manage your  professional reputation. Using a blend of:

  • Thought Leadership
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Social Media
  • Networking Planning

We help them develop powerful positive reputations that also bring positive results to your career.

Need our  services, please email us at

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Are your current revenue streams plateauing? Are you looking to build additional revenue streams Have you reached highest revenue limits with your current clients looking to build an additional revenue stream?

In a world full of continuing business uncertainty and tough economic challenges, what would you give for a predictable, growing revenue stream that creates loyal customers and helps sell product?

Are you a Business looking to bring your business into the Digital Era?

Do you want to digitize your services to provide increased and additional revenue stream?

If any of these questions keep you up at night as a business owner or CEO then talk to us as Edel Technology Consulting.

EDEL Technology Consulting was built on the tenet: organizations all over the world need to align strategy and technology to ensure that they survive, innovate and beat their competition.

Let us a give you a quick example

Case Study 

Setting the Scene

A legal firm (RF and Partners) have being in business for the last 10 years. They serve small to medium size companies and have being successful so far. RF and Partners have noticed that they have stagnated in terms of profits and unless a the company strategically transforms itself and come up with innovative products, the RF and Partners might be gradually heading to closure as they might not be able maintain the current cost of running the firm – an indication from their financial projections..

EDEL Technology Consulting is contracted to bring synergies in strategy and technology to enable RF and Partners’ growth.

Phase 1

Strategy and alignment meeting

EDEL Technology Consulting’s initially setup strategy sessions with the RF and Partners’ team to understand their business and by so doing establish key points:

 Unmet needs of customer

What strategies to employ to address them

The evolution of the market or industry, and strategies to adopt to remain relevant to industry evolutions

These questions help define strategies and direction of RF and Partners and how EDEL Technology Consulting can align technology to new revenue channels, revised products or redefinition of business models.

Phase 2

Design Workshop


Design thinking process first defines the problem and then implements the solutions, always with the needs of the user demographic at the core of concept development.  This process focuses on need finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and doing.  At the core of this process is a bias towards action and creation: by creating and testing something, you can continue to learn and improve upon your initial ideas.

In the Design thinking workshop a problem space emerged

Problem Space

There was class of SME’s that RF & Partners were not serving and these were startups and individuals who need quick simple legal services without having to pay huge retainer fees.

Worldwide, there are about 300 million persons trying to start about 150 million businesses. About one third will be launched, so you can assume 50 million new firm births per year. Or about 137,000 per day. As firm birth and death rates are about equal, the same number of active firms, say 120,000 probably terminate trading each day--world wide

These startups cannot afford the high legal fees or retention costs charged by the traditional firms, but are still in need of legal services

There were a large number of solution s to offer services to these client in way the was price sensitive and yet provided RF and Partners good margins.

Solution One

On demand Online Platform in which startups would enter and answer a number of questions and a set of tailored documents would be generated automatically. There would be little human intervention and startup would be able to access template legal documents at on demand price.

We create a prototype to test viability of product (minimum viable product for testing without actually building out the whole platform?)

  • We quickly put together a one page Google form. ( it takes 10 minutes to create)
  • In the Form we included a mobile money number to which amount was to be paid (clients base is in the emerging markets where mobile money is prevalent)
  • On receipt of payment paralegal with supervision of second year lawyer would compile legal document startup needs to preset template

We market the product through online mediums

 (We increases cost by 10% each week and document volume of sales at each price point- This is to find the maximum price at which clients will pay for the service). Edel Technology Consulting runs the product experiment for a month.

How do we test this product and what are the Key success factors

The Key Success factors here was the volume of sales and how many people clicked to view the of the Google forms

Solution Two

On demand service in which organization who can request, an online conference with a legal practitioner and pay for a set time .In that time legal practitioner and can review and give advice. The user can pay based on experience and seniority of legal practioner.

How do we create a prototype (minimum viable product for testing without actually building out the whole platform)

  • We create a landing page for users to request the service ( request can be done via landing page or the via email)
  • The user can pay for service using mobile money ( clients base is in the emerging markets where mobile money is prevalent)
  • On receipt of payment paralegal schedules a Skype call with user for the time paid for with Lawyer

We market the product through online/sms marketing

(We increases cost by 10% each week and document volume of sales at each price point- This is to find the maximum price at which clients will pay for the service). Edel Technology Consulting runs the product experiment for a month.

How do we test this product and what are the Key success factors

The Key Success factors here was the volume of sales and how many people clicked to view the of the Google forms

At the end of the month the revenue generated and feedback from client who bought the service is used to make the decision on digital product to build for RF & Partners.

  • We build Digital Product
  • Create Product go to market strategy
  • Choreograph product launch

EDEL Technology Consulting has provided RF Partners a digitized service that will increase revenue flow year on year 20%.


We would love to bring these expertise to your organisation , please contact us at

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''It’s really fascinating to know that these codes can solve real human problems''. And that was what got me into this field. Growing up as a student, I had a thing for Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer. I had always looked forward for opportunities to apply this knowledge to solve real problems facing our society. I got myself tutored online with resources and practical lessons. I googled, binged and asked the internet on programming, design and software tutorials. I started freelancing for some jobs and got some quick placements at some foundation, agencies and brands. Now I run my own Digital Software Company, for 4 years now. I was recently selected by Google to train at their Digital Business Manager Program and also now a partner at Microsoft. This experience for me has been inclusive and high growth stunner. I want to solve the real problems faced by the African community especially women and youth related with simple digital solutions. I recently launched a project with my team in Nigeria, Tech4Her. We are driven to expand economic opportunities for girls and women by equipping them with ICT, Tools and expertise. Women will be able to apply these technology tools to solve real problems they face such as education, violence, insecurity, funds etc. We will be installing Digital labs (with computers, internet and learning packages) and facilitating Digital literacy classes in Secondary schools, Institutions and Communities. More on Lagos, Nigeria, +2348105445404 Linkedin: Twitter: @qween70 Websites:, lizzy Elizabeth Olorunleke is Google Certified Digital Business Manager, Microsoft Partner and Founder of (Digital Software Company) with a BSC in Computer Science & Engineering. She worked with a CommonWealth Initiative, GLEEHD Foundation - a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering leaders in African countries. And was nominated as a delegate at the Nigerian Centennial celebration, UK. In addition to humanitarian service, she has more than 5 year experience in Digital Arts, User experience, Sotware programming (PHP, Java, HTML5/CSS, Sql), Project Management, Team Management, Web design & Management, Mobile Development, Digital media marketing & Analyics. She has worked partly on projects with Firms such as CWG (Computer Warehouse Group), TINK Africa, UN-YFWP, Headstart Consulting and runs her Digital Firm, Inspiriasoft. She is currently working on her project, ‘Tech4Her’ with a mission to enable women in ICT & STEM to expand economic opportunities for girls/women.

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I trace my interest in technology to a childhood passion. My passion came from a place of insight and simplicity. I used to scoff and cringe during my High School years on hearing that there are not enough women in technology. Much in my current life has been shaped by my younger years; a gradually developed interest that has in a long run influenced me in a good way.

Alongside being a technology enthusiast, I am a writer. I am doing lots of poetry to be a better engineer one time. I find writing and programming similar in the sense that they both involve lone time trying to create something interesting. Their brevity and hidden meaning and all make me know myself better. That inward energy gives me a great feeling of accomplishment.

I derive most of my energy from being surrounded by people. Meeting incredible people has made me view life through a hue and tint of imagination. It is through these tech gatherings that I have managed to answer my endless questions to satisfy my curiosity.  I am now conscious that technology was meant for me. There is no mechanical way of learning other than the golden chance of brushing shoulders with people and talking to them. To me, actualizing a dream begins with talking. I have talked to many women I have met and we have shared our interests, what the world lacks, happenings that affect us in a way.

I admire women who have influenced a change in the technology world from afar. I dream of being there too someday. The world is crying out for more women who can venture in technology, and I want to be one of the women who can elbow their way out of patriarchy to silence the cry.

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“Achieng’ Emily is a Kenyan technology lover and writer. She loves watching stars at night. And better still, looks at them more than most people do. ”

I trace my interest in technology to a childhood pas...

I chose a career in Technology because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do in life but I was confident I would do well as I’m a strong believer of the saying “Anything worth doing is worth doing well”.

As an IT student, I decided to take a part time job in an SEO company and specialized in Link Building and Search Engine Optimization without having a clue about it. I just knew I was going to be helping my company make millions of dollars online. I put my mind into it and eventually understood the complete basics of Web Marketing (Search Engine Optimization, Link Building and Online Marketing).

This experience opened doors of opportunity into the Online World where I got my first International Job via the Internet as a Web Marketing Analyst. My goal was simple – To Capture Online Users looking to visit China for the Summer Games in 2008.

With my Digital Marketing experience in China, I developed a career in Hospitality Digital Marketing for one of the best hospitality giants in the World and as I continue to evolve, I have gone further to achieve a Masters in Marketing to really understand how core fundamentals of Marketing combine with Core Digital and Information Technology to drive a business forward.

My Career Dream is to be best that I can in any field using my foundational IT skills to improve in everything I do. I am currently looking to take a course in General Leadership Management to integrate Technology into a business. We can’t run away from Technology in fact with the rate at which Technology is fast evolving, it has become fundamental to any business today. I am passionate about Technology as it has shown me how much of an impact it can be in one’s personal life and business today.

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Lola Banjo is a seasoned Digital and Marketing Expert in the Hospitality, Travel & Leisure space.

Over 10 years’ experience across Asia, Middle East & Africa

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I chose a career in tech because I love to be dynamic and to move with current trend of business. Technology does the same and automatically suits my personality-the evolver! With technology, I can experiment and find solutions. I have worked in various sectors but the technology aspect of it all is what gave me the kick.

My dream has always been to use technology to bring a positive impact to the community and businesses.

My area of focus is in ICT & Telecoms Consulting. In Africa, the mobile phone remains a powerful tool, so I like to use technology and tie it around the mobile phone to find solutions through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and incorporating Cloud Computing to come up with Cloud-based solutions.

My journey into tech started after pursuing an MSc E-Business in 2001 in the UK when doing business on the internet was foreign in many parts of Africa, but I am glad to see ICT being embraced in businesses today in Africa.

I always wanted to start my own business since I want to drive things my way, so I founded GlobalX Investments Ltd in late 2012 after working with Ericsson, a telecommunications giant, in a Strategic Planning role covering 43 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. I hope to grow my business in Cloud-based Technologies through viable partnerships and innovation. My company, GlobalX has recently partnered with VMware as a Solution Provider. In line with this offer, VMware hosted me for my TechWomen Fellowship in the Silicon Valley in October 2014.

I worked on a mentorship project on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) for Telco’s during my stint at VMware since I wanted to know more about new trends in Cloud Computing and Telecommunications. sylvia Photo:Sylvia visiting the Microsoft Offices in Mountain View, Silicon Valley as part of TechWomen.

My journey so far has been challenging in terms of defining a business model and interesting since I have been trying many new things to shape my model. I keep reinventing my business model to reflect and incorporate emerging technologies. I have been pursuing and upgrading accreditation related to my areas of interest/focus to remain relevant and meet market requirements. I keep abreast with new technological trends through avid reading, networking, attending webinars and through social media. My tech dreams are valid, and so are yours. I will keep going.

sylvia2 Sylvia is a ‘’Techpreneur’’ (Entrepreneur in Technology) based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a TechWomen Alumni, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, selected as an Emerging leader from Africa & the Middle East. She is passionate about empowering girls in STEM. Sylvia also runs an online travel portal

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