In the spirit of the upcoming women’s day, Forbes Woman Africa has released their March 2020 cover.
On it stars four powerful women; Cameroon’s tech guru Rebecca Enonchong, Winnie Byanyima, Bonang Matheba and Irene Charneley, all in red.
The issue celebrates 50 of the most powerful women in Africa.
Winnie Byanyima is a Ugandan aeronautical engineer, politician and diplomat.
Bonang Matheba and Irene Charneley are both South Africans. Matheba is a television presenter, radio personality and businesswoman while Irene is a former trade unionist and businesswoman.
Appearing on the cover of Forbes is the stamp of approval that these business persons are evidently creating an impact and have works worth celebrating.
Cameroonian born Rebecca Enonchong hits the platform for the second time. Enonchong, a technology entrepreneur and founder of AppsTech was first listed on Forbes as one of the ’10 Female Tech Founders To Watch In Africa’ during the 2014 edition.
She is best known for her work promoting technology in Africa.
Enonchong has been a recipient of various awards from organizations such as the World Economic Forum.
In 2002, The World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland named her a Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) along with other tech entrepreneurs such as Google co-founder Larry Page and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.
In 2013, she was recognized as a finalist for the African digital woman award.
Enonchong has also gained notoriety as one of the more followed sources for African tech news on Twitter, with over 30 thousand followers. Her handle, @Africatechie, has become a nickname for Enonchong in IT circles.
Other Awards By Rebecca Enonchong :
Enterprise Africa – African Entrepreneur Award (2001)
World Economic Forum – Global Leader for Tomorrow (2002)
Digital Women – African Digital Woman of the Year Finalist (2013)
WIE (Women, Inspiration and Enterprise Network) – 2013 WIE Africa Power Woman
New African – 50 Leading Women in Business in 2013
Black Enterprise – 2014 Women of Power
IT News Africa – 10 Africans making waves in technology (2014)
Forbes – 10 Female Tech Founders To Watch In Africa (2014)