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Meet the Female Tech Pioneers of Kenya

Meet the Female Tech Pioneers of Kenya

Kenya’s tech industry is growing rapidly, and a new generation of women are at the forefront of this revolution. These women are breaking barriers, challenging stereotypes, and making significant contributions to the world of tech.

Meet the Female Tech Pioneers of Kenya

Kenya’s tech industry is rapidly growing and becoming a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. In recent years, the industry has seen a surge of female pioneers who are breaking down barriers. And making significant strides in tech. These women are not only challenging stereotypes but are also inspiring the next generation of female tech leaders.

From developing innovative solutions to fostering inclusive innovation. These women are making waves in the industry and carving out their space in a traditionally male-dominated field. Despite facing challenges, they are making significant contributions to Kenya’s tech industry and driving positive change in their communities.

In this article, we will introduce you top Kenya’s female tech pioneers who are leading the charge in the industry. We will discuss their achievements, the innovations they have made.

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich is a renowned Kenyan technologist, entrepreneur, and social activist. She is the co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware and software technology company that provides reliable, internet connectivity in remote areas. BRCK has been widely recognized for its impact on education, healthcare, and communication in marginalized communities in Kenya and beyond. She is also the founder of Ushahidi, a non-profit tech company that creates open-source software for crowdsourcing crisis information. LinkedIn: Juliana Rotich

Nekesa Were

Nekesa Were is a Kenyan tech entrepreneur and the founder of iHub, an innovation hub that supports the growth of technology start-ups in Kenya. Through iHub, Nekesa has helped numerous young tech entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful businesses. She is also the founder of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of innovation hubs that provides resources and support to tech start-ups across the continent. LinkedIn: Nekesa Were.

Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is a Kenyan technologist and entrepreneur who has played a significant role in the growth of the tech industry in Kenya. She is the co-founder of Brave Venture Labs, a start-up that provides technical and business support to young tech entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of Kids Comp Camp, a non-profit organization that teaches children how to code and build technology solutions. LinkedIn: Jessica Colaço

Marie Githinji

Marie Githinji is a Kenyan software engineer and entrepreneur who is passionate about using technology to solve social problems. She is the founder of Bluewave Insurance Agency, a digital insurance platform that provides affordable insurance solutions to low-income earners in Kenya. She is also the founder of Umati Capital, a start-up that provides financial solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises in Kenya.  LinkedIn: Marie Githinji

Dorcas Muthoni

Dorcas Muthoni is a Kenyan entrepreneur and software engineer who is the founder and CEO of OPENWORLD LTD. A software development company that specializes in customized software solutions for businesses. She has received numerous accolades for her contribution to the tech industry in Kenya, including being named one of the top 50 women in tech in Africa by Forbes in 2020. LinkedIn: Dorcas Muthoni

Hilda Moraa

Hilda Moraa is the founder and CEO of Pezesha. A Kenyan fintech start-up that provides digital financial solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. She has been recognized as one of the top 40 women under 40 in Kenya and has received numerous awards for her work in the tech industry. LinkedIn Profile: Hilda Moraa

Catherine Mahugu

Catherine Mahugu is the founder of Soko. A Kenyan e-commerce platform that connects artisans and small-scale producers with customers around the world. She has also founded other successful start-ups in the tech and social enterprise sectors and is a TED fellow. LinkedIn Profile: Catherine Mahugu

Judith Owigar

Judith Owigar is the co-founder of AkiraChix. A Kenyan non-profit organization that provides education and mentorship to women in tech. She is also the founder of JuaKali, a platform that connects artisans with customers, and has received several awards for her work in the tech industry. LinkedIn Profile: Judith Owigar.

Lilian Makoi

Lilian Makoi is the founder of Jamii Africa. A Kenyan insurtech start-up that provides affordable health insurance to low-income earners. She has also co-founded other successful start-ups in the fintech and e-commerce sectors and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. LinkedIn Profile: Lilian Makoi


In conclusion, these women are just a few examples of the incredible work being done by women in Kenya’s tech industry. From start-ups to innovation, women are driving change and making a significant impact in the industry. By breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes. These women are inspiring the next generation of female tech pioneers. As we move forward, it is essential to continue supporting and celebrating women in tech in Kenya and around the world