NCIC Commission Secretary/CEO Dr Skitter Mbugua was honoured with the Women in STEM Award on Friday 26th November 2021 at the inaugural ceremony of The Women On Boards Network Awards 2021 at Mövenpick Residences, Nairobi. The WOBN Awards celebrates gender parity on boards and recognizes individuals and companies that have made significant contributions towards gender diversity on boards.
The WOBN 2021 inaugural awards ceremony brought together women currently serving on Boards, newly appointed and those aspiring to take up Board positions. This provided a networking platform for the women to share experiences, mentor aspiring women, and support each other to perform their roles as Board members effectively.
WOBN aims to promote and encourage women into Board leadership by providing a platform that brings together women from diverse fields and ranks, facilitating those already sitting on Boards to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities and prepare those in senior leadership roles but are not yet on boards. It’s all about ensuring the next generation of board members is diverse and balanced from a gender perspective, putting the talents of women to work to improve the effectiveness of corporate boards now and in future. Dr Skitter has over 16 years of experience in public service and at the Board level in various institutions. She has a rich track record of successful change management, project management and spearheading initiatives that have improved the performance of organizations and lives of many communities. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from the University of Eldoret, a Master of Philosophy in Physics from Moi University, a Master in Business Administration from Strathmore University and a Bachelor Degree in Education Science (Physics and Chemistry) from Egerton University.
Dr Skitter was the Executive Officer in charge of Trade, Tourism, and Industry at the County Government of Kisii. She held the same portfolio in Environment, Water and Sanitation; Roads, Transport and Public Works; Education, Labor and Manpower Development in the same County. She served as a Lecturer, Physics Department at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) and Physics and Chemistry teacher at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). She desires to create opportunities that improve and transform people’s lives.
She is a true believer in Africa, of the talent and the need to build on the human capital, to market Africa to transform the Continent’s fortune in the Global arena. She has a wealth of experience that includes but not limited to result management, strategic planning, organizational budgeting, institutional procurement, monitoring and evaluation and reporting. She has published several international journals and served on several boards, including Water Company and Technical Vocational Institutions. She is a recognized and live member of the Physics Society of Kenya (PSK), African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), Kenya Association of Public Administration and Management (KAPAM) and Kenya Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK). http://linkedin.com/in/skitter-mbugua