Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya


REYKJAVIK, SEPTEMBER 24 - One of Iceland School of Energy's second-year sustainable energy engineering students, Winnie Adhiambo Apiyo, was named one of Kenya's Top forty under forty women by Business Daily.


TOP 40 finalists have been chosen annually for the past nine years by Business Daily. Women are nominated by and then vetted. Business Daily focuses on “candidates' ingenuity, freshness, performance and durability in their fields of excellence” and the list is comprised of entrepreneurs, corporate high-fliers, law, finance and medical professionals, sportswomen, and philanthropists.

Winnie is an Electrical Engineer with a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Tver State Technical University, Russia, a Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Technology from United Nations University, Iceland and is currently a master's student here at the University of Reykjavik pursuing a M.Sc in Sustainable Energy Engineering and is focusing on power system analysis, design, control, and stability. She is also employed by KenGen as a Protection, Instrumentation and Control Engineer II where she plays a key role in monitoring and maintaining key plant equipment.  

Winnie has published papers that have earned her recognition and awards. One such paper is ‘Centralised and Monitoring dispatch centre for OI Karia wellhead plants' which was later presented at the KenGen Innovation Seminar 2017.  She was awarded Women in Energy Innovation Awards 2017. As a successful young woman in Electrical Engineering she has a lot of insight into navigating a heavily male field, as such she is serious about mentoring young girls interested in STEM. She notes that she herself was inspired by female engineers that came before her and hopes to further inspire future generations.

Congratulations Winnie! 


About Iceland School of Energy

By bringing together the best from industry and academia, Iceland School of Energy provides a unique, and comprehensive training for its students. A wide range of courses taught by the very best in their field open a broad spectrum of possibilities for students and allow for individual study designs. Focus is put on close collaboration with industry experts while maintaining high academic quality of the work.

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