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Vote for your AfricaCom Female Innovator of the Year

This year for the first time, the AfricaCom Awards will celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms with the introduction of the Female Innovator of the Year Award!

This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in driving Africa towards the fourth industrial revolution, as well as underscore the need for increased gender parity within the industry.

The shortlisted leaders for 2019 are:

  • Amanda Louw Bester, Founder and CEO, Pragmattica Digital Consulting
  • Baratang Miya, Founder and CEO, GirlHype 
  • Dr Carolina Odman, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Western Cape 
  • Dudu Mkhwanazi, Chief Executive Officer, Project Isizwe 
  • Elisabeth Medou Badang, Senior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean, Orange 
  • Gergana (Gery) Young, Software Engineer, BBD's Research and Development Unit 
  • Lauren Dallas, Founder, Future Females 
  • Lorraine Steyn, CEO, Khanyisa Real Systems
  • Sibongile Mongadi, Founder, Uku'hamba 
  • Siddika Osman,  Managing Director, Nkgwete IT Solutions 
  • Tabassum Qadir, CEO, Uprise Africa 
  • Virtue Oboro, Founder, Tiny Hearts Technology 

Voting will close on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 12pm (South Africa time).


13 November 2019
The Lookout
Cape Town, South Africa

12 - 14 June 2018


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12 - 14 Sept 2019 
Cape Town
South Africa

Vote for your AfricaCom Female Innovator of the Year