Dorcas Muthoni

Ms Dorcas Muthoni, an entrepreneur and computer scientist, is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of OPENWORLD Ltd, a leading e-Government and Business Technology Solutions firm in the Eastern Africa region. Muthoni is also a member of the council of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa – FOSSFA. She is also a co-founder of the regional organisation LinuxChix Africa, a technical capacity building initiative for women in the region. For over five years, in Kenya and across other countries, LinuxChix activities have included organising annual Computing Career Conferences with a special emphasis on encouraging the uptake of computing careers amongst young women and high school girls. This passion and involvement has christened her as a role model for the women and girl folk in the African community. Through her day to day work as an entrepreneur and computer scientist, Muthoni seeks to see technology positively transforming the lives of the African society, governments and enterprises.