#SGWomen: Self as Source of Strength with Janet Nkubana(Gahaya Links)

Impact Hub Kigali - 34 KN 41 st, Kiyovu Kigali, 00000 Kigali
Thu, May 24, 2018, 5:30 PM (CAT)

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About this event


May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. Kigali is hosting a series of 3 events, celebrating female leaders in different sectors.

For our second event, we are proud to host Janet Nkubana, co-founder of Gahaya Links: a Rwandan handicraft company dedicated to women's economic empowerment through enterprise design.

Memories from a humble beginnings, Janet could not imagine life beyond the refugee camp in Uganda. She beat the odds by securing a church scholarship, which assured her good education and a ticket out of the camp. Her motivation to change lives of underprivileged women of Rwanda affected by the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis was inspired by the hardships her late mother and other Rwandan women endured while in refugee camps.

As well-known grass-root mobilizer with the heart and determination to empower the underprivileged women of Rwanda, Janet is a board member of the World Craft Council, and an active member of Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs in Private Sector federation in Rwanda.

Janet is a proud mother of five and she believes that women’s economic empowerment provides the foundation for achieving sustainable dignity, peace and development. She dedicates her free time to her family and Humanitarian Church Ministry giving back to the communities of elderly women, orphans and special needs children in Rwanda.

Ways You Can Participate:

Exhibit - We are kicking off the event with a female cooperatives and associations presentation. These teams will also be exhibiting their work/creations before and after our signature Fireside Chat. If you know or belong in women groups that are doing something amazing, contact us!

Listen & Learn - Be inspired by the presentations, learn at the Fireside Chat and Q&A, and connect with like-minded professionals. Month after month we consistently deliver impactful events, this one will not disappoint! Go ahead and choose your preferred ticket level. (Purchase Ticket Here)

Spread the Word - This is an effective and valuable chance to share your brand and message with Kigali’s entrepreneurial community at one of Startup Grind’s signature events. Many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors will be in attendance. We have several opportunities available or we can create a custom one for you. (Connect Here)

About Startup Grind:

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.



Thursday, May 24
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CAT)


Impact Hub Kigali
34 KN 41 st, Kiyovu Kigali00000

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  • Abhinav Gautam

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    FreshBox Rwanda Ltd.


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