Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello is a Ugandan technologist and engineer, known for her work in the Women of Uganda Network or WOUGNET.
WOUGNET founder and director Dr. Dorothy Okello has a B.Sc. in Engineering (Electrical) from Makerere University, Uganda, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas, United States and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (where she received a Commonwealth Scholarship). She has worked to get more women and rural communities engaged in the information society.
Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello is Africa’s first-ever Digital Woman of the Year, an honor bestowed upon her at an Africa ICT Days gala ceremony for the Digital Woman Award finalists that took place on 16 November in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
She also won the Women Achievers Award for her distinguished service in empowering women and girls through Science and Technology. The award giving ceremony was held on 7 October 2012.
Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello was elected as the first female president of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) at the institution AGM on 29 April 2016. On the 2nd June 2016 she was presented with a letter of congratulations on becoming the first female president of the institution from the Irish President Michael D. Higgins by the Irish Ambassador to Uganda Dónal Cronin.