Susan Mboya

Listen Dr Susan Mboya Kidero is the President and Founder of the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund, a non-profit organisation that provides bright young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships at top colleges in the US. She has also won several international marketing and advertising awards for her work with Proctor and Gamble and Coca Cola.

Rosalind Mutua

Listen Rosalind Mutua was the first vice chancellor of Kiriri Women’s University, Kenya’s first and only women’s university. Kiriri was set up in 2002 to bridge the gap in gender representation of women in higher education and to improve and contribute to the economic and social development of the country. The author of Development of […]

Olive Mugenda – Visionary scholar with entrepreneurial midas touch

Listen Professor Olive Mugenda made history by becoming the first woman in Kenya to head a public university. The renowned educator, researcher and administrator is best known for the expanded programmes and physical transformation she brought to Kenyatta University. Professor Olive Mugenda describes herself as a wife, mother, daughter and sister among other things and […]

Lydia Nzomo – Influencing through imparting knowledge

Listen Dr. Lydia Nzomo is the current chairperson of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), a position she has held since December 2014. Prior to that, she was the director of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) – formerly Kenya Institute of Education (KIE). The career educationist is passionate about education and curriculum and her […]

Kakenya Ntaiya

Listen Kakenya Ntaiya is a passionate girl-child educator whose love for education prompted her to found the Kakenya Center for Excellence in 2008. This donor-funded boarding primary school for girls has two prerequisite conditions for admission — that none of the girls would undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and that they would not be be […]

Ida Odinga

Listen Ida Odinga is a teacher, an entrepreneur and a mentor. She has been vocal in defending school girls against unwarranted attention and inappropriate advances from men. She founded the Ida Odinga Trust to ensure the sustaining and success of the girl child in school. She is also a champion for causes focusing on women, […]

Edda Gachukia – Dedicated educationist who bravely champions for women’s causes

Listen Dr. Eddah Gachukia has long been recognised as one of Kenya’s foremost educationists, as well as gender and development activists. She is celebrated as a pioneer member and founder of renowed organisations such as the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) and National Council of Women in Kenya, to name a […]