Isis Nyong'o Madison

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Media and technology entrepreneur, Isis Nyong’o Madison, has myriad accolades attached to her name. The Kenyan-American, born to an American pediatrician mother and a Kenyan pathologist father, is one of the Top 40 Women Under 40 in Kenya, Forbes Top 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa, IT News Africa’s Top 10 Women in ICT, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Nyong’o Madison is the founder and CEO of Mum’s Village, an online community designed specifically to aid pregnant women and parents in Kenya. Mum’s Village provides support, advice and easy access to resources, such as nannies, doulas, doctors, nutritionists, fitness experts and more.

The 40-year-old splits her time between Mum’s Village and Asphalt & Ink, a firm providing advisory services to Africa-based corporations, investors, startups, governments and non-profit organizations, where she and Clarise Wilson share Principal duties.

Prior to these positions, she more than thrived in the management, media and communications space, previously serving as InMobi’s Vice President & Managing Director for Africa, a Business Development Manager for Google and a Senior Commercial Strategy Manager for MTV Networks Africa.

Nyong’o Madison received an AB in Human Biology from Stanford University before getting her MBA from Harvard Business School. And while the switch in career focus from tech and media to the childcare space may seem sudden, ultimately, her accumulated skills gave her the tools to not only act on her passion, but to thrive in it.

BusinessTeneille Craig