INFLUENTIAL WOMEN ON THE INTERNET IN UGANDA
In the spirit of women’s day, we want to celebrate some of the most influential women on the internet. We appreciate that there are thousands more out there making an impact in their respective fields but for the scope of this article, here are some few worth mentioning;
Kansiime Kubiryaba Anne also known by her stage name Anne Kansiime, is a multiple award winning talented comedian, TV presenter, actress and writer in fun factory. She has been referred to as the African queen of comedy and she has one of the most viewed videos on her YouTube channel.
Patricia Kahill, away from her social media identity, she goes by the names Patricia Nansamba Kahill. She is one of the most influential social media “influencers” in Uganda. From her site “Kahill insights” she describes herself as “Multipotentialite” Apart from being a strong Christian, Kahill believes that her lack of talent doesn’t kill her curiosity and passion for being a development practitioner. She started a Pkahill Insights as a blog in 2009 but it is now a registered company known as Kahill Insights: it offers online services of content creation and marketing, page management, social media training and many others.
Evelyn Namara is a co-founder of !nnovative Uganda and is also has an exclusive interest for women in technology. She is an Acumen East Africa fellow and also an IDEX fellow. She has served as an internet society ambassador to the internet governance forum in Brazil 2015 and Mexico 2016.Evelyn is also famously known for exposing the loops in the EC register which had ghost voters.
Godiva Akullo Monica is a feminist lawyer and teacher of the law with a background in human rights. She is passionate about the rights of women and other marginalized groups and has written on Intimate Partner Violence among LGBTIQ women in Kampala and the use of “Naming and Shaming” as a tool to encourage states to respect their international Human Rights obligations. Ms.Akullo holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Makerere University, a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. On top of being a writer at African Feminism.com, she is famous for speaking out on LGBTIQ and women’s rights on social media.
Rosebell Kagumire is a writer, digital communication strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger. In Africa, her experience spans journalism, new media, and rights in crisis, migration, women’s rights, and peace and security issues-. In the past she has worked with various Ugandan media and as stringer for various international media outlets. She was recently a Social Media Manager for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The World Economic Forum also recognized her among Young Global Leaders under 40 for 2013. She blogs at Rosebell’s Blog which won the Waxal – Blogging Africa Awards, the first African journalist blogging awards hosted by Panos Institute of West Africa in 2009 https://africanfeminism.com/authors/
Grace Natabaalo is a program Associate at African Centre for Media Excellence – African Centre for Media Excellence. She previously worked with the Daily Monitor Newspaper, as a Reporter and Online Sub Editor. Grace highlights that she has a lot of interest in new media and the future of journalism.
To the countless women out there making a change, this day is also dedicated to you. From all of us at Roke Telkom, Happy Women’s Day.