Fem Bosses, Meet Rebecca Enonchong – Cameroonian Tech Entrepreneur And Businesswoman
Innov8tiv has brought you several high profile women who have made a fortune, a name and changed the communities around them by using technology. This week, we feature a Cameroonian lady who is making headlines both at the regional and international levels. Rebecca Enonchong serves as the best candidate for this week’s Fem Boss.
Enonchong is the Founder and the CEO of AppsTech: the leading global provider for enterprise application solutions with a client base stretching more than 50 countries worldwide. She currently sits on board of the VC4Africa: the biggest online community whose sole mandate is to build entrepreneurship and encouraging investments in Africa’s companies. Enonchong works as a mentor and an advisor to various upcoming African technology startups, and she is the director of the Salesforce.com Foundation which has won several high profiled awards including the Forbes Innovators, Fortune, 2012 CRM Market Awards, Stevie Awards, OnMedia Top 100 Private Company, TMC Excellence Award and Gartner and 1to1 Media awards.
Not only is she an excellent example of leadership, Enonchong is also the founder and chairman of the Africa Technology Forum, an organization operating on a non-profit basis that is dedicated to the promotion of African technology. She served in the UN Women Global Advisory Committee on the Digital Divide and the UN ICT Task Force. In 2001 she received the Enterprise Africa’s 2001 African Entrepreneurship Award. Enonchong was named the Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland back in 2002; this is an annual award that recognizes outstanding personalities with exemplary leadership skills around the world. Ms. Enonchong and the AppTech management team were honored by the Benjamin Franklin award for small business, by the US State of Pennsylvania. Enonchong has been featured in various high profile magazines and newspapers such as MBE Magazine, ComputerWorld, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Before starting AppsTech, Enonchong worked for other organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB), Oracle Corporation and as an independent consultant for various multinational clients. She held senior finance posts with the Washington Business Group, Hyatt Hotels and the Atlantic Companies. Other than her professional career, Ms. Enonchong has achieved great success in numerous personal initiatives in charity work. She was born in Cameroon and she has become an avid advocate for showcasing Africa’s interests both in Africa and in North America.