Hello from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!  This last weekend I was honored to attend the Breakthrough 3rd anniversary in Ethiopia as we celebrated INSANE GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENTS in YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION.  1. In 3 years the Ethiopia branch has created 21,000 jobs for young Ethiopians earning over $3,000 a month on average.  2. CompanyContinue reading “CELEBRATING PROGRESS”

Balance and Entrepreneurship

Let’s talk Balance in Entrepreneurship! 

Being a full time founder has a way of eating at you to say the least. As a result, I prioritize life as much as I prioritize work. 

I have realized that in order to be my best in all my ventures and businesses, I generally need to be my best self. Hiking has been a big part of my life as a result. 

I started hiking last year in March and since then I have completed 12 hikes since across Kenya. Everything from Mount Longonot and Kilimambogo to the Menengai Crater and Ngong hills. 

I have always been a firm believer that some of the biggest life and leadership lessons are learnt outside four walls. They are learnt in hobbies, from strangers and often from our extraordinary pursuits.

Celebrating my Co-Founder

This last weekend in Kampala, Uganda we celebrated the marriage of my Arielle for Africa LTD Co-Founder, Feruz Semere.  She was the most beautiful bride and it was an honor to be there for her big day.  Part of being a Co-Founder is understanding how much weight that title carries. Most may take that relationship for granted but letContinue reading “Celebrating my Co-Founder”

Entrepreneurship for African Universities

Earlier this week I was in Ghana speaking at Ashesi University alongside Didintle, a star alumni from Botho University. At the Education Collaborative I was honored to share my journey as an entrepreneur and how African Universities can build better structures to service future founders.  My Alma Mater Riara University was also present at the convening and I was honoredContinue reading “Entrepreneurship for African Universities”


I was honored this week to speak at “The African Union Youth Humanitarian Pre-Summit and Pledging Conference.” My contribution focused on the practical ways we can begin to use the Free Movement Protocol and the AfCFTA through Youth engagement and involvement to build the Africa we want in 2063.  I firmly believe that it is time theContinue reading “SPEAKING TO THE CONTINENT”


Trigger warning*

I have spent time with entrepreneurs across the continent these past weeks like never before!

Bonded with them to not only understand what’s going on with their business but with their lives, mental health and financial status.

As I share this list I hope you will reach out to the founders you know, particularly those in developing markets and share some hope and love.