The importance of Information Technology cannot be overemphasized, hence here at Leading Ladies Africa, we make it a norm to give visibility and celebrate women, African/black women who are blazing a trail in the technology world.
Joy Chebet Bii, a resident of Nairobi, Kenya is a go getter and dream chaser. At 21, she hit the ground running as a software engineer in her community and is currently bridging the technology literacy gap in Kenya by teaching web literacy skills to women and girls in her community. She contributes her time and skills in teaching girls who do not have the opportunity to learn basic coding and digital skills elsewhere. Her work is largely concentrated towards girls in Kibera, the biggest slum in Nairobi,
In an industry where age often times is considered as a limiting factor, Joy is setting the pace and inspiring young girls to go after their dreams irrespective of their age. A graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Joy understands that leadership at its core is essentially about building others hence, her resolve to give back to society by ensuring that her wealth of information is poured into others through sustainable and strategic workshops cum trainings.
She is a Solutions Architect at Shimba Technologies in Nairobi where as well as give corporate expressions to company goals also provides corporate mobile-related solutions for clients like Samsung, Heineken, Intel, IFC International, Ericsson and more. Prior to working at Shimba, she has also spent time as a business development and administration intern for Cyntonn Investments
Joy currently runs a mentorship program intended to heighten the classroom learning experience for Computer Science students at Kenyan universities and also to help them in their day-to-day activities, be it running a business or doing school assignments. Aside from actively working as a mentor, teacher and engineer, she is also a freelance writer for a couple of writing platforms and has penned several articles on computing and IT-related topics.