Founder/CEO, GlobalX Investments Ltd/ GlobalX Innovation Labs
An award-winning entrepreneur, Sylvia is Founder/CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs. GlobalX feeds into the innovation pipeline by closing the skills, funding and digital transformation gaps. In 2021, CIO Africa listed her among 35 Most Influential Women in Tech in Africa. In 2020, CIO East Africa listed her under 30+ Most Influential Women in Tech. She was also named 2020 Techpreneur of the Year- Over 30 in the Founder of the Year Awards (FOYA) East Africa. She has served as Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA), the largest female technology focused group in Africa and 2018 winner of the UN’s EQUALS in Tech Award, Leadership Category. Sylvia is a TechWomen Fellow, a Silicon Valley STEM program run by the US Department of State; launched by Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central & South Asia, and the Middle East. Her role in the global and Kenya’s tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem earned her a special mention in the closing speech of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya by Maria Contreras-Sweet, former US Government’s Lead Minister on Entrepreneurship. She is an equity, diversity and inclusion advocate with a passion for gender, responsible technology and racial equity.