Isis Nyong’o is a Kenyan American media and technology leader in Africa. Her love for mobile technology goes back to 2005 while working as a Senior Commercial Strategist for MTV Network Africa. She got involved in mobile marketing and got fascinated with the thresholds of mobile phones. She studied at Hillcrest School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Isis holds a degree from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. She has made her mark scaling in media and digital business across the continent.

She is the Principal/Founder of Asphalt - a strategic advisory firm that provides media and digital services in Kenya. She serves on the board of the Mango Tree Orphan Trust in Kenya.

She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. Isis has been named as one of the top 40 women under 40 in Kenya. Shortlisted on the Forbes Top 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa,  Isis Nyong’o was named one of Africa’s Top 20 Youngest Power Women. Isis serves on the board of the Africa Cancer Foundation.

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Why TechHer Loves Her:

Technology is an opportunity to learn, solve problems and build beautiful things. Isis shares the same ideology with us. She says “Technology is an opportunity to learn and build; to learn about a new idea, build. a new skill or deepen my understanding about a subject I’m already familiar with”.



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