Dorcas Odumbe

Dorcas Odumbe, Gender & Education Editor, Kenya's Nation Media Group

Dorcas Odumbe

Gender & Education Editor, Kenya's Nation Media Group

Dorcas Muga-Odumbe is a trailblazing force in Kenyan journalism, championing gender equality and women's empowerment through her work. With a Master's in Communication Studies and over 28 years of experience as an editor and teacher, Dorcas has carved a remarkable path. Her editorial leadership at Kenya’s leading media houses Nation Media Group and Standard Group (SG) has been instrumental in amplifying women's voices and shaping the narrative around gender issues. Dorcas has mentored journalists, ensuring impactful storytelling that resonates with audiences. Her pioneering initiatives, including the Eve Sisters forums at SG, empowered women and sparked meaningful conversations. Dorcas has trained organisations on gender sensitivity and diversity. Her passion for education is evident through her tenure as a lecturer at Multi Media University of Kenya, and her contributions to curriculum development. Dorcas's unwavering commitment to championing women's rights and promoting gender equality has made her a beacon of inspiration in the Kenyan media landscape.

All Sessions by Dorcas Odumbe

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Mt Meru

Elevating Women’s Leadership in Health Media Coverage

Led by: WomenLift Health.

Despite progress in gender equity and women's empowerment, there remains a significant gap in the representation of women leaders in health coverage by the media.The session will explore the “invisibility” of women in news coverage and focus on how journalists think about covering health stories, including those related to women’s leadership in the health sector. The session aims to provide a platform for journalists to share insights, identify gaps, and discuss challenges they face in highlighting the stories and voices of women leading in health. The session will also explore how best women leaders can become key opinion shapers in the news. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, we seek to address these challenges and work towards increasing the visibility and impact of women's leadership in health.

Moderator: Lizz Ntonjira, Communications and Engagement Director WomenLift Health

1. Dr Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro, CEO at Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation
2. Dorcas Odumbe, Gender & Education Editor, Kenya's Nation Media Group
3. Alex Jakana, Senior Program Officer Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
4. Mr Abraham Mariita, Project Director, Internews