Ms. CHARITY WANJIKU, MCPM, B.Arch. Charity is a vibrant professional with a keen interest in mission critical infrastructure, renewable energy and construction spaces. She has 15+ years as an experienced and registered architect and senior project manager with demonstrated history working in mission critical infrastructure, building, construction & renewable energy industries. Recently, Ms. Charity has ventured into delivering Tier III standards purpose-built data centre facilities that are resilient and carrier-neutral. Ms. Charity is an avid built environment sustainability enthusiast with particular interest in the use of digital technology. Her experience spans in different areas such as data centres, commercial buildings, residentials, hospitality and health. In 2018, Ms. Charity was listed in Forbes “Top 50 Women in Tech in the World” and awarded “African female tech entrepreneur” by the World Economic Forum in 2017. She was also nominated as “Business Woman of the Year” by the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in the same year. Ms. Charity was also one among 40 most influential women in Kenya under the 2016 Business Daily “Top40Under40”. Charity is a TechWomen Fellow and an alumnus of both Cornell University and Babson College’s Centre for Women Entrepreneurs. Not one to shy away from a good challenge, and to maintain a healthy balance in life, she enjoys the outdoors, and a good cycling challenge or run are welcome. She enjoys listening to audio books and podcasts on self-development, leadership and entrepreneurship journeys. In addition, Ms. Charity is a mentor to young women and women entrepreneurs who seek to take up challenging STEM careers that will aid in changing the world for the better.