#LLABlog – Meet Dorcas Muthoni, a Kenyan technology leader and innovator on the African continent

Dorcas Muthoni

Dorcas Muthoni is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, and founder of OpenBusiness Africa and OpenWorld. OpenBusiness Africa, a business transforming African enterprises through technology.

OpenBusiness Africa Limited is running an omnichannel retail trade platform that enables Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to digitize their record-keeping and operations using a mobile-first approach.

She was inspired to push hard on this work because it is critical to provide the technology services needed to our local small business community especially in Africa. “We need to transform our businesses in ways that will successfully keep them relevant in the new technologically disrupted economic and commerce era”, says Dorcas

She started her software business at the age of 24 and today it employs 50 people. She is greatly passionate about the transformation of African enterprises through technology. Dorcas is also the founder of the regional organization AfChix, a mentorship and capacity building initiative for women in computing across Africa.

Globally, she has been involved and honoured in technology leadership by the Internet Society (ISOC) as an Internet Hall Of Fame Global Connector, World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Young Global Leader (YGL), AnitaB Institute as a Change Agent Award Winner and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Spain as an Honoris Causa.

 

This article was culled from Lionesses of Africa

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