Norah Olembo

Listen Professor Norah Olembo is the executive director of the African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum (ABSF), and is credited with popularising the concept of intellectual property rights in Kenya. Due her extensive academic qualifications, Olembo is recognised as an expert in her field and as a pioneer female in a male-dominated profession. However, her journey in […]

Angela Ambitho

Listen Angela Ambitho is the Founder and Group CEO of Infotrak Research and Consulting. Her role in the organisation mainly entails strategic management and overseeing of regional and global business development. Ambitho previously spent 10 years as an information services and research provider, holding various senior management positions. She is a marketer by profession and […]

Esther Kahangi

Listen In 1997, Esther Kahangi shot to international recognition for scientific innovation. The acknowledgement was earned when she led a team of professionals in launching a pilot tissue culture banana production project which aimed to improve banana farming in the country by developing a variety that gave higher yields and matured earlier. The innovation made […]

Agnes Mwang’ombe

Listen Agnes Mwang’ombe is a Professor of Plant Pathology and the former principal of University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. Prior to her appointment as principal, Mwang’ombe held various positions in the University’s teaching department, including Dean in the Faculty of Agriculture and Full and Associate Professor in Plant Pathology between March […]

Jane Ngige

Listen Jane Ngige is the CEO of the Kenya Flower Council, an association for growers and exporters of flowers and ornamentals. Her role at the Flower Council is to provide leadership for core activities such as administration and implementation of its code of practice. She is also involved in networking and publicity for the Council. […]

Mabel Imbuga – Scientist whose passion is in increasing the number of women pursuing sciences

Listen Professor Mabel Imbuga is a renowned scientist by profession and an advocate for women in the Sciences. She is the immediate former Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and the third Kenyan woman to head a university. Professor Mabel Imbuga’s affinity for nature and the sciences started at […]

Sarah Serem – Relentless custodian of taxpayers billions

Listen Sarah Serem was the first chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an independent commission established by the Constitution of Kenya 2010 to regulate salaries in the public service. During her six-year term, she was on a mission to tame Kenya’s ballooning public wage bill, which gained her a reputation as a tough negotiator. […]

Margaret Kobia

Listen Margaret Kobia is the Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender. She was the first woman in Kenya to chair the Public Service Commission (PSC). She was tasked with providing strategic policy direction to the board for the performance of public servants. Her career trajectory in the civil service spans for over […]

Margaret Wambui Kenyatta – women’s activist who became Nairobi’s first female mayor

Listen Margaret Wambui Kenyatta was the only daughter and one of two children of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta and his first wife, Grace Wahu. She became Kenya’s first female mayor in 1970, delving into politics at a time when it was an almost exclusively male field. She also served as Kenya’s ambassador to the […]

Bernice Gachegu

Listen Bernice Gachegu is the Registrar General and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. As Registrar General, she works under the office of the Attorney General overseeing the registration of various types of businesses, societies, treaties and coats of arms. She also serves as a Representative Director at IDB Capital Limited (formerly Industrial […]