As we near the celebration of Pan-African Women’s Day on July 31st, we figured that we would look at a few high-achieving African women in tech doing great things in tech, business, and other related fields.
Our first feature is Sarafina Nyawira. Sarafina Nyawira is the founder of Digital Mtandaoni, a social media ed-tech platform aimed to equip aspiring social media managers with the skills that they need to build their careers in social media management. But Digital Mtandaoni is the culmination of a long journey in tech, though.
Pursuing Dreams: From eMobilis to Campus
Nyawira’s love for tech started at a very young age. She was introduced to the world of computing very early in her life, which built her interest in them. Thus it was no shock that, after high school, she joined eMobilis Mobile Technology Institute, where she enrolled in a four-month full-stack software development course and even bagged an award for the Best Female Student class of 2016.
After finishing the course, she joined campus, where she pursued a Bachelor of Business Information Technology. Here, she also discovered another of her interests – digital marketing. She picked up digital marketing and pursued both classes with equal vigor and dedication. Through her hard work, she got an opportunity to work with the African Girls Can Code Initiative, and her story was featured in the papers. Her excellence once again saw her bag another award at the end of her four-year course, this time bagging the Overall Best Student in BBIT class of 2021.
A Digital Marketing Strategist and Coding Enthusiast
Currently, Nyawira works as a Digital Marketing Strategist, while also practicing coding as a side hustle, a further confirmation of her brilliance in pursuing everything she loves equally. She has used her digital coding skills to build two websites, the aforementioned Digital Mtandaoni and Sera Inspire, all which she built from the ground up.
Empowering Girls in Tech: Mentorship and Inspiration
Nyawira wants more girls to join the tech space and thus, she also mentors young girls and has amassed a following for herself on her Sera Inspire blog, where she happily connects with new audiences of young girls and other women.