Winfred Mwende Mutinda

2019 Fellow from Kenya

Winfred Mutinda is transmission system planning engineer at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), where she plans high-voltage power transmission infrastructure. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is pursuing a master’s degree in Energy Technology. Winfred is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, an Alumna of Young African Leaders Initiative’s Young Women in African Power initiative, the 2019 winner of the Women in Energy East Africa Community Student Award, and a nominee for the Energy Social Impact Award 2020. She is also a council member of the FGM to STEM Initiative, which rescues girls from female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriages, and teenage pregnancies, and a member of KETRACO’s Gender Mainstreaming Committee and the Least Cost Power Development Plan Committee. She is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) mentor with the Akili Dada Foundation; an e-mentor with the Awedi Network; and founder of the Blessed-to-Bless Community Initiative, which gives back to the community through mentorship and energy-related sensitization and capacity programs. She credits the Fellowship with empowering her to be a servant leader, granting her a global platform for long-lasting professional connections, and expanding her knowledge of energy policies and best practices.

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