Wandia's passage to entrepreneurship was not the easiest. As a former World Bank Executive, Wandia now runs a business providing affordable health and fitness clothing in Kenya. She most definitely thrived in employment which begs the question, why start something new? For Wandia Gichuru who spent fifteen  years working with the United Nations, World Bank and the UK government, the reason was restlessness and a longing to actively assist in alleviating poverty in Kenya. Wandia will let us in on how journey from Ideation to success and how she keeps growing and supporting young entrepreneurs.
6.00 PM; Networking and Food
7.00 PM: The Fireside Chat
8.00 PM: More Networking
Wandia Gichuru has over 15 years’ experience in international assistance gained at DFID (the British Government Department of International Development) and the World Bank. She has expertise in strategy development and policy analysis, institutional analysis and Capacity Building, public sector management, aid effectiveness and harmonization and program management, monitoring and evaluation. She has 10 years as a governance adviser with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). She held policy roles for DFID in London, the United Nations in New York, and worked on long-term assignments in Kenya, Uganda and in Sudan, where she provided advice on bilateral and multilateral projects designed to strengthen the accountability, transparency and efficiency of governance systems. Previously, she worked at the World Bank, City Bank and Kenya Wildlife Services in Kenya. She currently runs a coaching and consulting practice in Nairobi, Kenya.