Meet Kenya's First Female Drone Aircraft Pilot.

  • A collage image of Anne Nderitu and a file image of a fixed-wing drone aircraft
    A collage image of Anne Nderitu and a file image of a fixed-wing drone aircraft
  • Anne Nderitu is the Chief Operating Officer, Kenya Flying Labs and a Top Level 2 certified drone operator.

    She graduated from the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

    She is the first female fixed-wing drone pilot in Kenya who has worked on various drone projects including Cholera Hyper- surveillance project to predict and mitigate outbreaks in Kenya.

    She graduated from the Technical University of Kenya with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
    Nderitu graduated from the Technical University of Kenya with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering
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    Her mission is to create women leaders and bridge the gap that exists between the haves and the have nots. 

    In 2020, through UNICEF Malawi, Anne joined the African Drone and Data Academy for a 10-week program. She was the keynote speaker during her graduation speech.

    “When I was a young girl, my dream was to become a pilot and today I receive a certificate that says that.”

    “Today I am taking this opportunity and platform to send this message to all concerned; governments, business people and the society at large. We need quality education and skills training, we need fair hiring practices that eliminate corruption, we need opportunities to learn skills that are important to the 21st century,” she said in her speech. 

    In 2018, she founded The Girls Boardroom. A non-profit organization whose mission is to connect and inspire women creating change in society. The platform aims to connect, educate and empower women to achieve their career goals through authentic conversations.

    The forum operates through an online platform. Students and graduates interact with experts through a portal. There is a team of experts in different fields who offer advice based on their area of expertise. They also match mentors with graduates.

    “Create opportunities for us like internships, job shadowing and apprenticeships for the upcoming generation. Encourage, support and promote young entrepreneurs. More importantly, listen to our voices, we are ready and eager to perform,” she appealed.

    In an interview with Leading Ladies Africa, she stated that “Africa has been core to an existing and expanding drone industry and every day, I am reminded how honored I am that I’m utilizing my skills as a young African woman to positively impact my community across various sectors,”

    Her mission is to create women leaders and bridge the gap that exists at the top of the chain.
    Her mission is to create women leaders and bridge the gap that exists at the top of the chain.
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