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JULIANA ROTICH

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. “Make Things. Fix Problems. Help People," is her personal mission statement and the driving force behind her non-profit tech company, Ushahidi . Rotich also co-founded BRCK, which is a hardware and services technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya. The vision for BRCK is to enable communication in low infrastructure environments by developing useful, innovative, and exciting hardware-centered technologies in Kenya. Rotich favors partnerships that drive social change through technology.




Rotich is a champion for internet connectivity and supports entrepreneurs to scale their work and impact,” according to her website. The TED Senior Fellow used to be a trustee at Nairobi's iHuband now sits on the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board.



The tech entrepreneur is making an impact in her field and improving lives in the process. —MB

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