Lilian Olivia Orero is a Researcher, Lawyer, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and the Founder of SafeOnline Women Kenya (SOW-Kenya). With a career spanning over 5 years, she operates at the nexus of law, technology, and gender. Her research has led her to prestigious institutions, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Centre for Information Resilience, and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University. Lilian holds the distinction of being the youngest member of the Civil Society Regional Reference Group for the UN Women’s Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP). Her numerous awards as a Multi-Award-Winning Researcher and Celebrated Writer underscore her commitment to advancing gender equality and creating secure digital environments.
She has authored impactful works, including “Unearthing Exclusion of Vulnerable Groups in Digital ID Systems: A Marginalized Perspective in Kenya and Uganda,” “The Default Gender in AI Assistant Technologies: Possible Impact on Women in Africa,” and “The Gender Equality Mirage: From Human Bias to AI Bias in Digital ID Systems in Africa.” Lilian’s impressive achievements include her prestigious recognition as a Mandela Washington Fellowship recipient, a testament to her exceptional contributions in her passionately engaged fields.