Inspiring Kenyan Women To Follow On Twitter

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It has been said that women are the pillar of families and communities. In Kenya, the untapped potential of women and girls is gaining greater attention, with policy makers seeking to remedy exclusion of women and promote their full involvement in diverse aspects of societal growth and development.

The discussion around women’s issues finds a platform on Twitter, where various women leaders and activists share their messages of empowerment with others.

In Kenya, a number of women are providing inspiration for others through their passionate pursuit of career excellence, family and community development, artistic expression and so much more.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year and as more women become self-empowered, it seeks to support more of these women and encourage them in their pursuit of economic, political and social achievement.

As Women’s Day approaches, here are some noteworthy examples of Kenyan women to follow and engage with on Twitter. This is not a comprehensive list as there are so many Kenyan women who are worth following on Twitter including @kenyanpundit, @aKenyangirl and NiNanjira who are on my list of must follow women on twitter. We get so much inspiration from women on Twitter and below are just 5 of them.

Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo), Actress and Director

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The story of Mexican-Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o is one that people love to tell and hear. Following her monumental Academy Awards win for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita encourages women from around the world to follow their dreams and aspire for the best in life. She represents the fulfillment of wildest dreams.

Irene Koki Mutungi (@ms_koki), Dreamliner Captain, Kenya Airways

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Irene Mutungi is the first female Dreamliner Captain in Africa. She has steadily risen through the ranks at Kenya Airways, where for six years, was the only female pilot. Captain Irene’s conversations on Twitter consist of urging young girls to pursue their dreams.

Margaret Kenyatta- (@FirstLadyKenya)

margaretThe First Lady is the founder of the Beyond Zero campaign, and she uses Twitter to mobilize support from public and private sector in order to reduce infant and maternal deaths in Kenya.

Tabitha Karanja (@TabithaKaranja), CEO, Keroche Industries

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Coming from humble beginnings and facing numerous business challenges, Tabitha Karanja has emerged as one of the foremost business leaders in the country. In 2014, she was named the Business Woman of the year 2014 at the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards.

Lornah Kiplagat (@lornahkiplagat), World record holding athlete

lornaKenyan-Dutch Lornah Kiplagat is a source of inspiration for many aspiring athletes looking to achieve the level of success that she has in her sporting career. She recently launched a sporting wear line designed for the trendy African woman.

Who are your favourite must follow women on Twitter? Let me know in the comments section.

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  1. […] The fact remains that women empowerment is still a widely discussed topic all over the world, especially in developing countries and it is also clear that age is not a factor when it comes to being falsely empowered since the video is talking about mothers who are working and have children; so the question is, who do you choose to empower you? There are hundreds of women to look up to, women who are rightfully excelling in their various fields and are in the right capacity to empower women and some of them can be found here. […]

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