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Meet the women shaping Africa’s digital future

Meet the women shaping Africa’s digital future

Africa’s technology landscape has seen a myriad of innovations in the past 10 to 20 years. These innovations have not happened without women who are steadily shattering glass ceilings and achieving innumerable feats by the day.

From breaking gender biases to raising a new generation, these women have remained pertinent to the technology ecosystem. Here are five women taking the torch in tech.

Maya Horgan Famodu

Maya Horgan Famodu is the founder of Ingressive Capital, a venture fund that supports African tech startups. She is also the founder of Ingressive for Good, a non-governmental organisation providing training, talent placement and scholarships to African talents. Famodu was featured in Forbes’s “Under 30 Technology” and “10 Inspiring Women Ruling Nigeria’s Tech Ecosystem” in 2019.

Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder and COO of PiggyVest, a digital investment platform in Nigeria. She is a business executive and activist with a background in Business Analysis and Operations spanning 7 years. She has won numerous awards including the Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Award, the Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology, Forbes Africa on the 30 under 30 Technology, and many others.

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong, known as “Queen of Tech” is the founder of AppsTech, a leading provider of enterprise application solutions in Cameroon. She is Co-founder of Cameroon Angels Network and Co-founder and vice president of African Business Angels Network (ABAN). Rebecca currently serves as a mentor/advisor to several technology startups. She has won numerous awards as well as several recognitions. She is a serial entrepreneur and a reliable source of tech information in Africa.

Fatoumata Ba

Fatoumata Ba, a Senegalese tech entrepreneur, is the founder of Janngo Capital where she heads creation, growth, and investment in pan-African ‘tech for good’ champions. Janngo is Africa’s largest gender-equal tech fund, working towards proven business models and social impact. She is the founding CEO of Jumia in Ivory Coast, managing director in Nigeria, and an Executive Committee member at the African level. She has been the mastermind behind the success of over 130 operations across over 30 countries, generating thousands of jobs and empowering countless SMEs.

Eloho Omame

Eloho Omame is the co-founder of First Check Africa, a female-led startup building financial services, education, healthcare, and retail/commerce. She is an early-stage investor and a strong advocate for gender and inclusion in VC in Africa. She’s a partner at TLcom Capital, a seed-to-growth stage VC firm.