Sylvia Mukasa

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About Sylvia Mukasa

Sylvia is Founder/CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs. GlobalX provides opportunities for children, developers & entrepreneurs to learn, innovate, and scale up their knowledge in hardware and emerging technologies. GlobalX focuses on SDGs 4 (Quality Education);5 (Gender Equality);8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth); 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure; 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 17 (Partnerships for the goals). She is passionate about empowering Women in Technology. She is Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). WiTA won the United Nations EQUALS in Tech Award, Leadership Category in 2018. She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. Sylvia is active in the global and Kenya’s tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem. This earned her a special mention in the closing speech of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 by Maria Contreras-Sweet, former US Government’s Lead Minister on Entrepreneurship and member of former President Obama’s cabinet. She believes in sustainable solutions and is passionate about empowering startups and entrepreneurs to imagine, design and create a better world. She is a strong proponent of inclusion, social innovations and impact investment. She is 2015-2017 Next Einstein Forum Ambassador-Kenya and a BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Responsible Leader. She serves on WiTA's Operations Board and the Global Advisory Board for the India STEM Alliance. She is a 2015 Honoree of the playing cards project, a daughter project of the Notable Women in Computing cards associated with the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project.

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