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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Female Innovator of the Year

Voting is now open!

It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.

WINNER

Diana Wilson

CEO, Yielding Accomplished African Women

Diana Wilson is a vibrant, articulate, and highly successful 25-year-old social entrepreneur, marketing strategist at Google, professional development coach, activist and global speaker.  

In 2018, Diana created Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.). Yielding Accomplished African Women is on a mission to build the largest career community and online academy for African women in STEM, and the place where hundreds of young women are building their career.  

The first of its kind in the world, Diana created and scaled the largest ecosystem of African women in finance and technology on the continent.

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Sylvia Mukasa

Founder/CEO - GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs

An award-winning entrepreneur, Sylvia is Founder/CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs. GlobalX feeds into the innovation pipeline by closing the skills, funding and organizational or corporate digital transformation gaps. GlobalX’s core business provides opportunities for children, youth, developers & entrepreneurs/corporates to learn, innovate, and scale up their knowledge in hardware and IoT, AI, Robotics & other emerging technologies. 

Sylvia is also the Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA), the largest female technology focused group in Africa and 2018 winner of the UN’s EQUALS in Tech Award, Leadership Category.
 
She is a TechWomen Fellow 2014, a Silicon Valley STEM program run by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; launched by Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central & South Asia, and the Middle East. 

Sibongile Mongadi

Founder - Uku'hamba Prosthetics (Pty)

Sibongile Mongadi was inspired to establish Uku'shamba Prosthetics and
Orthotics (Pty) by personal experience, interacting with an amputee at a
health facility in Johannesburg. This experience prompted her to make a
positive impact and improve the quality life of amputees and those
living with physical disabilities by giving them back their
independence, for the underprivileged using 3D printing technology to
produce prosthetic limbs, splints and braces at low-cost with the
use-age of affordable material.

Uku'shamba Prosthetics and Orthotics (Pty) Ltd produces light weight
prosthetics, braces and splints to improve the conditions of amputees
and those living with physical disabilities with a vision of giving them
back their independence and confidence. Prosthetics, braces and splints
are custom-made, durable, water-resistant and low-cost.