Janet Leparteleg

2018 Fellow from Kenya

Janet Leparteleg has over four years of professional experience in various sectors, including the banking and fast moving consumer goods industries, as a banking assistant, customer service representative, and a system analyst. Currently, Janet is an assistant information communications technology (ICT) officer for the ICT Authority in Kenya, where she is involved in projects aiming to improve government service delivery. Janet holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and is a certified incident handler of cybersecurity. She is committed to women's empowerment in the STEM fields, especially for women from marginalized communities. She is a trailblazer for women in the cybersecurity field, which is male-dominated. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Janet plans to scale up the activities of Butterfly Technies, her community-based organization, using her newly acquired skills and network. She also looks forward to sharing best practices to improve operations at the ICT Authority.

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