Olive Mugenda – Visionary scholar with entrepreneurial midas touch

Listen Professor Olive Mugenda made history by becoming the first woman in Kenya to head a public university. The renowned educator, researcher and administrator is best known for the expanded programmes and physical transformation she brought to Kenyatta University. Professor Olive Mugenda describes herself as a wife, mother, daughter and sister among other things and […]

Lydia Nzomo – Influencing through imparting knowledge

Listen Dr. Lydia Nzomo is the current chairperson of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), a position she has held since December 2014. Prior to that, she was the director of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) – formerly Kenya Institute of Education (KIE). The career educationist is passionate about education and curriculum and her […]

Kakenya Ntaiya

Listen Kakenya Ntaiya is a passionate girl-child educator whose love for education prompted her to found the Kakenya Center for Excellence in 2008. This donor-funded boarding primary school for girls has two prerequisite conditions for admission — that none of the girls would undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and that they would not be be […]

Ida Odinga

Listen Ida Odinga is a teacher, an entrepreneur and a mentor. She has been vocal in defending school girls against unwarranted attention and inappropriate advances from men. She founded the Ida Odinga Trust to ensure the sustaining and success of the girl child in school. She is also a champion for causes focusing on women, […]

Edda Gachukia – Dedicated educationist who bravely champions for women’s causes

Listen Dr. Eddah Gachukia has long been recognised as one of Kenya’s foremost educationists, as well as gender and development activists. She is celebrated as a pioneer member and founder of renowed organisations such as the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) and National Council of Women in Kenya, to name a […]

Adema Sangale

Listen Adema Sangale is a businesswoman, a social entrepreneur, a passionate advocate for the girl-child and the youngest local female CEO of a multinational company in Kenya. Sangale was appointed Associate Director for External Relations at Proctor and Gamble (P&G) when she was just 27 years old. P&G is the world’s top Fast Moving Consumer […]

Anne Mutahi

Listen Anne Wanjiku Mutahi is the fourth woman in Kenya to chair the Board of a Nairobi Securities Exchange listed company. She was named the acting chairperson of the board of Standard Chartered Group in 2012 following the resignation of Wilfred Kiboro. She was later confirmed in that role in 2013. She is also the […]

Betty Maina – Astute economist who helped transform the industrial sector in Kenya

Listen When anyone mentions manufacturing, the name that easily comes to mind is Betty Maina, who has been at the forefront of the sector in Kenya for years, most notably as the CEO of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). Her relentless efforts have given this sector a face in the global arena and for her […]