Gabrielle Fondiller is co-founder and director of Hatua Likoni, a community NGO working to promote education and employment among youth in Likoni, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance, Hatua helps top students gain the skills, credentials and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya’s growing economy.
She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 2007 with degrees in History and Government. She first lived in Kenya as a student in 2006 while conducting field research for her senior essay, entitled "Divided Definitions of Development: State Policy towards Street Vending in Mombasa, Kenya.”
Gabrielle has shared experiences with Danson Mwashako - Founder & Chairman of the Board, Undugu Mentorship Initiative NGO, a not for profit organization- undertaking mentoring for students and youth in order to enhance academic performance of coast region.
In this talk, how to lead by being a team player
, Gabrielle and Danson talk about how they navigated the waters of being leaders by also being involved with the daily routines of their team members. Leading by example.