International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Women are playing a huge part in the tech industry and more and more women are entering both regular and high-level positions in tech.

A look at the Google group Women Techmakers shows the undisputed contributions women are making in the tech industry, and it is in this light that this article profiles the top three female technology entrepreneurs from .

Rebecca Enonchong:  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech, a leading global provider of enterprise application solutions. She recently cofounded I/O Spaces, a shared workspace in the Washington DC area for diaspora entrepreneurs. Rebecca also holds board seats at ActivSpaces Cameroon and

Rebecca Enonchong (Twitter – @africatechie)

Viola Llewellyn: Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Ovamba Solutions Inc. Ovamba is an Emerging market focused marketplace finance and investment platform. Ovamba matches investors who want to invest in qualified African SMEs who need short-term funding.

Viola Llewellyn
Viola Llewellyn (Twitter – @VALlewellyn)

Candace Nkoth Bisseck: E-commerce Country Manager at Rocket Internet – 1 in Forbes Afrique ranking of top 30 young African leaders. She is an MBA graduate interested in emerging markets, digital economy and telecommunications, with innovation, marketing, business analysis, consulting and coaching experience combined with a multicultural living experience.


Even though Cameroonian entrepreneurs don’t get the exposure and media attention that their male counterparts have, this in no way downplays their ambition. In fact, it rather pushes them to work harder so that they can become household names.

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