Startup Grind’s #SGWomen -- launched five years ago -- is about putting a heightened focus and an awareness on our everyday mission to create more inclusive communities. Never has Startup Grind’s mission been more potent than in the realm of entrepreneurship, startups, business, and representing women everywhere in the tech space.
According to Lionesses of Africa, 'Kenya is a dynamic and exciting place to be a woman entrepreneur right now. It has become a center for innovation and entrepreneurship; it’s a world leader in mobile money systems like M-pesa; it has a long tradition of highly creative brand builders producing world class solutions, designs and products that the world is falling in love with. It also has a strong entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted, and it is women entrepreneurs who are taking that spirit to a whole new level.'
It is important that we recognize, listen to and encourage these women as we work toward building a more inclusive ecosystem. Anyone and everyone who believes in the mission of working towards change -- men and women alike -- should come to our May Event.
Startup Grind’s mission is to educate, inspire, and connect -- ultimately helping every entrepreneur in the world. We want to do the type of work we are proud of.
We want to produce work that helps others, even if it's only in a small way.
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Njeri has great expertise in project coordination and management having led a number of community projects in Kenya and Uganda; gender and diversity in emergency response, peer education and mentorship, psycho-social support to victims of human trafficking, and enterprise development. Njeri is well equipped in development facilitation and has been instrumental in cultivating women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers.
She is the founder LIFTED SOULS a predominantly women-led grass root organization that seeks to address the unhealthy social constructs that encourage gender based violence such as FGM, Rape, Child defilement and early forced marriages.
Maureen is a jovial and fun-loving facilitator. She believes that if people are not enjoying what they are doing, then there is no point as to how well they do it. She is 'the golden bird' - holds the 2017 most motivating staff of the year award at Impact Facilitators Group.
Her passion for team building and team cohesion can inspire anyone to want to be a better team player.