Elizabeth (Lizz) Ntonjira, an alumna of the Master of Public Policy and Management programme at Strathmore Business School took home the best International Women in Tech award during the prestigious Women4Africa Awards. Elizabeth currently works as Communication Manager- Central, East & West Africa at IBM.
The awards that took place at the Great Hall in Kensington, United Kingdom, offer a Universal Platform to profile, elevate and celebrate African Women who are impacting the African continent across all works of life. The core focus is to also identify and celebrate female role models of African descent from humble and ordinary beginnings and to elevate them to a global audience.
Other Kenyan Women who had been nominated for the Awards include Dr. Zipporah Ali under international Humanitarian category and Fatma Alimohamed, nominated under Inspirational Woman of the year category.
Elizabeth had previously worked as IBM’s External Relations Leader for East Africa. She is a strategic communications specialist and has vast experience managing and overseeing media relations, public affairs campaigns, programs, branding, and media strategy; experience she has gained from the previous roles she’s held in the public, private and international development sectors spanning 10 years.
Prior to IBM, Elizabeth was the Communications, Campaigns and Outreach Manager for an NGO where she managed and coordinated communication, campaigns and outreach programs across 16 countries in Africa. She has also worked for a USAID funded project where she implemented networking and communications strategies to facilitate policy development and learning in the East and Southern Africa region.
Prior to her work in the public policy space, Elizabeth has also worked as a prime-time news anchor and show host for NTV, Nation Media Group. She is a recipient of the former US President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for young African Leaders in 2015. She was also recognized as the Best TV reporter on Gender and Development by the United Nations Population Awards of 2012.
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