In recent years we have seen a steep increase in the number of female founders starting and scaling their businesses to global standards both in Kenya and Africa at large.
It’s exciting to live in an era where women are empowered and have access to diverse opportunities that help improve the quality of their lives. Well, we know the famous quote that states that when you educate the woman you educate the whole society. Much as we have seen the rise in female founders, we have also experienced an extraordinary shift in women occupying the executive c-suite positions in various local & international companies. One exciting example is the former Chief Consumer Business Officer of Safaricom PLC, Mulinge Sylvia who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda.
We can’t forget the huge milestone that another female founder, Hilda Moraa crossed with her company Pezesha when they recently raised $11M backed by Women’s World Banking, Cardano parent IOG. With these developments comes the greater challenge of these women having to pursue work-life balance so as to ensure that every facet of their lives thrive. The Covid-19 pandemic introduced a whole new dimension with the increased cases of remote working with women having to manage their jobs, relationships, parenting responsibilities and life in general.
The innate desire of every human being is to live a fulfilling life, one that touches on their innermost wants and needs that enable them to live out their purpose. According to research done by the American Psychological Association, they deemed work-life balance an unattainable myth. Instead they advised women to seek help, prioritize the roles and learn to rest.
We are excited to host a Fireside chat with phenomenal women who are breaking barriers in business and in the corporate world to Demystify Work-life balance: Igniting That Inner Spark, Thriving in the different facets of life & Living Unapologetically. In the panel we have Wamuyu Kiragu, Managing Director Pulse East Africa, Pinky Ghelani, Budding Entrepreneur, Monicah Mugure, Senior Payments Solutions Expert & Global Mentor, Faith Muturi: Managing Partner Delve Training Limited & Nadia Ahmed: Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs ( Kenya’s youngest assistant minister) moderated by Sharon Ngugi: Marketing Manager Nairobi Garage.
The women will delve into their experiences building from the ground up, challenges they have faced, managing the various roles in their lives and ways they have managed to live unapologetically and thrive in their spheres of influence.
October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have partnered with one of the leading healthcare providers AAR to have a free general check-up for the women who will be in attendance as well as a breast cancer check-up. Prevention is definitely better than cure, your health is a priority.
Date: Thursday, 27th October
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Nairobi Garage Karen, The Watermark Business Park
Reserve your spot today and be a part of this exciting event.