20 Must-Follow Women talking about the African Diaspora and Social Good Sector
Earlier this week, when #WhatILoveAboutAfrica became a trending topic, we thought about the African women who are active on Twitter and helping spread the good word about the diaspora and the African social good sector.
There is a plethora of users, hashtags, and chats to keep track of on Twitterverse, and we wanted to bring together a list of passionate women who are accomplished, outspoken and a wealth of information on these topics. Below are 20 Twitter accounts worth your follow. To make it easy to follow them, we have created a Twitter list for you - Women-African-Diaspora
1) Dambisa Moyo
Economist and author of NY Times bestselling ‘Dead Aid & How The West Was Lost’
2) Ory Okolloh
Google Policy Manager Africa and Co-founder Ushahidi.com & Mzalendo.com
3) Saran Kaba Jones
Executive Director of FACE Africa
4) Semhar Araia
Founder & Exec Director, D.A.W.N Diaspora African Women’s Network
Founder & Creative Director, African Digital Art Network
6) Solome Lemma
Co-Founder of Hornlight
7) Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenb
Founder & Director of Akili Dada and Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco
8) Kathleen Bomani
Contributor to Okay Africa & Pembazuka News; Event Manager, Africa Gathering
9) Minna Salami
Founder of the MsAfropolitan Boutique and Huffington Post blogger
10) Phiona Okumu
Afripop! Editor and music marketeer
11) Dayo Olopade
Journalist and student at Yale Law School.
12) Vickie Remoe
Multimedia journalist and activist
13) Anne Kiguta
Senior news anchor and editor at KTN
14) Kalkidan M
Co-founder and President, Rise Against Hunger
15) Nanjira Sambuli
Digital Strategist and activist
16) Ngozi Odita
Creative Director of Society HAE
17) Kelechi Anyadiegwu
Afro-cultural design enthusiast and grad student at Carnegie-Mellon
18) Zawadi Nyong’o
Founder, “Zero By Zawadi” company
19) Chika Uwazie
Human resources professional and blogger
20) African Entrepreneur
African Tech Entrepreneur and blogger
Follow these amazing women on the Twitter list we created for you - Women-African-Diaspora. Also, special thanks to Semhar for kick starting the #WhatILoveAboutAfrica topic.
Who else are we missing? Let us know and we will be glad to share!
May 2012 Update:
Thank you for the overwhelming response from our fans, supporters and people from across the world via blog comments, Facebook, Twitter and emails.
This piece captured African women who are using Twitter as a powerful tool to talk about the diaspora, social good sector and their speciality fields to educate and empower. And, it was evident from the responses that these women have made an impact in their communities.
Additional suggestions came to us of many more amazing women that ought to be on this list and from these recommendations we have added five more women worth following on Twitter -
21) Isis Nyong’o
Managing Director at InMobi Africa.
22) Juliana Rotich
Executive Director of Ushahidi, Mobisoko. TED Sr. Fellow.
Editor of City Press in South Africa.
24) Belinda Otas
Journalist, Writer and Blogger
Journalist, Blogger and Editor at Channel 16 .
(Photos Courtesy: Twitter profiles of individuals.)