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”
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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”
SPEAKING TO THE CONTINENT
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”
Making Entrepreneurship FUN!
Dear Founder, “Running a business should be fun!” Contrary to popular belief, being an entrepreneur is not all work, doom and gloom. Some of us actually have a blast most days. We laugh, we celebrate and we enjoy the company of those around us. Sometimes we look forward to the long work day knowing itContinue reading “Making Entrepreneurship FUN!”
Let’s Talk 2022!
Most of us jump into the new year with joy, goals and enthusiasm that is often times unmatched! What tends to happen a few weeks in however is a slow down… Reality kicks in. The new is no longer shiny and glamorous, but overwhelming. It is for this reason that I chose to make eachContinue reading “Let’s Talk 2022!”
Serving my Continent in 2022
I spent most of the last quarter of 2021 on flights and getting COVID tests, a price I was more than happy to pay to see my continent and her beautiful people. As I travelled from one city to the next for work, education and of course enjoyment, one thing was clear, I was madeContinue reading “Serving my Continent in 2022”
Trailblazing CSO Leader 2021
From 150 nominated names, I was selected among 17 trailblazing CSO leaders, recognized for their role in championing youth development in 2021. Deeply honored and humbled by this award from BeRelevant Africa led by one of the greatest leaders of our generation Mwila Chriseddy Bwanga. Looking forward to doing so much more for African youth in 2022.
I was asked to contribute to the #FuturesReport21 a few months ago by UNDP Africa. The greatest honor for me is to know that my chapter will be featured alongside the Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat and the UN Assistant Secretary General for UNDP Africa. The report will be launched tomorrow at the #IATF2021 in Durban. The #AfCFTA is the first stepContinue reading “FuturesReport 2021”
Appointed the Ambassador to the East African Business Council
November came with unexpected wins and appointments that further show me that I am the change I have been waiting for in this continent. I am the solution to the problem and I have to take responsibility to help build the Africa we want and need. I am honored to announce that I have beenContinue reading “Appointed the Ambassador to the East African Business Council”