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Sylvia Mukasa
CEO at GlobalX Investments & GlobalX Innovation Labs

Profile

Sylvia is Founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs. GlobalX’s core business provides opportunities for children, developers & entrepreneurs to learn, innovate, and scale up their knowledge in hardware and emerging technologies.

GlobalX focuses on specific SDGs: 4 – Quality Education; 5 – Gender Equality; 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth; 9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure; 10 – Reduced Inequalities; 17 – Partnerships for the goals

She is also 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.

Sylvia 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.

She is active in the global and Kenya’s tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem. This earned her a special mention in the closing speech of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya by Maria Contreras-Sweet, former US Government’s Lead Minister on Entrepreneurship and member of former President Obama’s cabinet.

She has served as 2015-2017 Next Einstein Forum Ambassador-Kenya. She serves on WiTA's Operations Board and the Global Advisory Board for the India STEM Alliance.

She believes in sustainable solutions and is passionate about empowering start-ups and entrepreneurs to imagine, design and create a better world. She is a strong proponent of inclusion, social innovations and impact investment.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Emerging Technologies Need Inclusion

    11:30