• Founding Women

    A book spotlighting African female tech role models to inspire the next generation of women innovators

  • About

    Founding Women is a book spotlighting African Female founders who are building technology-based businesses across Africa and the Diaspora.

    Our goal is to highlight role models to inspire young African women to fulfil their potential as innovators & tech leaders


    We will be interviewing amazing trailblazers such as Rebecca Enonchong - CEO of AppsTech ( Forbes 10 Female Tech Founders To Watch In Africa ) and Hilda Moraa - Founder & CEO of Pezesha ( She previously founded Weza Tele, the first African tech startup to successfully exit when it was acquired by Jumo.World in 2015) as well as other established and upcoming founders working in energy, health, software and fintech.


    PRE-ORDER A COPY to become part of inspiring young women across Africa and the rest of the world to see themselves as future tech leaders. Furthermore, proceeds from the book will go towards our entrepreneurship accelerator equipping young female founders to kick-start their businesses.




    Some of the inspiring African female tech founders we'll be interviewing!

    Rebecca Enonchong (US/Cameroon)

    Founder & CEO - AppsTech

    AppsTech is a leading global provider of enterprise application solutions

    Temie Giwa - Tubosun (Nigeria)

    Founder & CEO - LifeBank Nigeria

    LifeBank is a platform that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria to save lives.

    Hilda Moraa (Kenya)

    Founder & CEO - Pezesha

    Pezesha is a micro-lending Marketplace that connects
    lenders with high quality under served low income borrowers.

    Tizzita Tefera (Ethiopia)

    Co-founder & MD - mTena

    mTena is an sms-based application that provides access to reliable, contextually relevant and affordable maternal & infant care information.

    Odunoluwa Longe (Nigeria)

    Co-Founder DIYLaw.ng

    DIYLaw is an online platform that is making legal easy
    for Nigerian entrepreneurs

    Richill ARTLoe

    Founder & CTO -AfricanJober

    AfricanJober is a platform that aims to make recruitment and outsourcing effective and efficient in Africa, starting with Ghana & Nigeria

    Rachel Sibande (Malawi)

    Founder & CEO - mHub Malawi

    mHub is Malawi’s first ever technology hub and an incubator for technology startups

    Nneile Nkholise (South Africa)

    Founder iMed Tech

    iMed Tech is a medical innovation startup which produces prosthetics for cancer patients and burn victims

    Lucia Wamala (Uganda)

    Founder & CEO Bakulu Power

    Bukulu Power's mission is to power local communities by providing clean, affordable renewable energy systems

    Evelyn Namara (Uganda)

    Founder & CTO - !NNOVATE

    !nnovate designs & implements technology innovations for impact. Their flagship product MVoucher empowers rural farmers to access agro inputs.

    Farida Bedwei (Ghana)

    Co-Founder & CTO Logiciel

    Logiciel develops technology solutions that promote financial inclusion to the unbanked

    Lilian Makoi (Tanzania)

    Founder - Jamii (bimaAFYA)

    Jamii is a mobile micro-insurance startup that provides affordable health insurance for low income communities

    Leila Sekla

    Founder- NoScrunchie

    NoScrunchie is an online platform to discover & promote African & Caribbean hair salons

    Ivy Barley (Ghana)

    Co-Founder - Developers In Vogue

    Developers In Vogue is a training and career development programme for skilled female developers

    Grace Olugbodi

    Founder- Easy Maths Skills

    Easy Maths Skills is a hub for resources, learning aids and stories aimed at assisting children with their Maths

    Desiree Joule-Adam

    Co-Founder- iProtégé

    iProtégé is a digital eco-system that empowers women to develop their business ideas and achieve their personal development goals.

    Gaelle Matondo

    Founder & CEO at Birds of Afrika

    Birds of Afrika is a language learning App for African languages.

    Aline Saraiva Okello (Mozambique)

    Co-Founder HarvestRainWater App

    The ‘HarvestRainwater’ is an APP designed to help communities in harvesting of rainwater

    Jumoke Dada

    Founder - Tech Women Network

    The Tech Women Network is a digital cafe for tech-savvy women.

    Haweya Mohamed

    Co-Founder & MD - Afrobytes

    Afrobytes is a collaborative platform & digital innovation studio that is a bridge between African and European tech

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