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This event occurred on
October 27, 2016
12:00pm - 12:00am EAT
(UTC +3hrs)
Nairobi, Nairobi

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Michael Joseph Centre
Safaricom house, Waiyaki Way
Nairobi, Nairobi, 00100
Event type:
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Andia Chakava

In the 'boys club' that is the investor world, Andia Chakava is a lioness. However, she too has been burned, discriminated against and even shunned. In this talk she shares her story and a solution that will give women access to capital and support in their own boardrooms. A must watch if you are considering inviting investors into your business, or looking for innovative ways to invest your money.

Caroline Mutoko

Caroline Mutoko is a force of nature. Through her radio breakfast show, she had Kenya by the ear for over a decade. Lambasting politicians for lies told, informing them of particularly bad roads that needed fixing, demanding that the price of oil come down because we could not afford it as Kenyans (and it did)... hers is not only the voice we woke up to but the voice that spoke for us. Here she highlights the importance of men in the fight against patriarchy.

Dorothy Ghettuba

Dorothy Ghettuba is the CEO of Spielworks Media regional leader in content creation boasting 15 Television Shows, over 20 web shows, and more than 40 movies for Television.

Kizzie Shako

Dr. Shako is a forensic expert who is passionate about putting an end to sexual assault and pursuing justice for victims. As a doctor who collects evidence and is frequently called as an expert witness, she is uniquely privy to what victims go through, the frustrations of prosecutors and the changes that need to be made to put an end to sexual assault in Kenya and Africa as a whole. A very moving and insightful talk.

Maureen Murunga

Maureen Murunga has been fascinated by hair and beauty since she was a little girl. She owns and runs a string of salons in Nairobi and has recently fallen in love with her natural hair. She takes us on that journey.

Njoki Ndung'u

Activist, lawyer, Member of Kenya's Parliament and now a Supreme Court Judge, Njoki Ndung'u knows about leadership, government and the necessity for women to be represented.

Sitawa Namwalie

Sitawa Namwalie is a Kenyan poet, playwright, writer and performer. She has performed on stages around the world including The Hay Festival in the UK. Her anthology of poems titled Cut Off My Tongue took a dispassionate look at the post-election violence that occured in Kenya in 2007. Namwalie is candid, courageous and sometimes funny as she deals with questions of personal identity, patriotism and being a modern African woman. Here she talks about the constant need for women to re-invent and recreate ourselves.

Sylvia Mulinge

The number 2 in the number 1 company in East Africa, Sylvia Mulinge talks about finding her purpose

Trevor Mimano

Trevor Mimano grew up close to one of Nairobi's most dangerous slums. Now at 31, he fights for a living and is passionate about keeping his predominantly female family safe. In this talk, he teaches women how not to die. Having worked with elite teams in military and law enforcement for decades, he knows why and how women are routinely preyed upon and how we can feel and be safer.

Wale Akinyemi

Motivational speaker, author, father and devoted husband... this man knows about creating environments

Organizing team


Nairobi, Kenya