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 […]

Ciru Miring’u

Listen Ciru Miring’u is the first Kenyan female manager of an international brand. She was appointed as the head of Nestlé’s East African operations in 2014. Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company; it is based in Switzerland. Before taking over as head of Nestlé, she served as the General Manager in […]

Dorothy Ooko

Listen Dorothy Ooko is the PR Lead for Africa at Google. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Ooko served as the Communications Manager for Nokia overseeing East and Southern Africa. In 2008, while with Nokia, she spearheaded the removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on mobile phones in Kenya. The technology professional attended Fort Hall […]

Marion Gathoga

Listen In 2008, Marion Gathoga was appointed Country Director of Cadbury Kenya and East Africa, a position she held until 2012. She then moved on to Unga Group Limited as General Manager, and subsequently moved on to Parmalat. She is currently the managing director of BOC Gases having served as the head of the Association […]

Mary M’Mukindia – The buck stops with this stickler for performance

Listen   Mary M’Mukindia is a woman of many firsts in Kenya’s oil and gas industry. The first female trainee of Kenya’s arm of Exxon Mobil, she rose through the ranks to become to become general sales manager and later played a crucial part in creating the Petroleum Institute of East Africa. M’Mukindia was also […]

Nelius Kariuki – The corporate visionary with a humble heart

Listen As a career economist with a dotted tenure in the civil service, Nelius Kariuki stepped out of retirement in 2003 to join Kenya Reinsurance Corporation’s board of directors. In 2007, she became the chairperson of Kenya Re, making her Kenya’s first female chairperson of a listed company. By determination and hard work, she steered […]

Patricia Ithau

Listen Patricia Ithau is the Regional Director of the Stanford Graduate School of Business East Africa’s Seed Transformation Programme. She manages and ensures the execution of programmes to excellence, and selects and evaluates programme participants. Ithau is the former Managing Director of L’Oreal East Africa, a position she left in 2014 after serving for three […]