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A successful business is determined by the kind of leader it has at its helm. A leader who inspires, leads and motivates her team. However, the true test of leadership is when the business leader is confronted by conflict within the business.

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In the last one year, I have been in a mentorship group, I didn’t know what to expect, since I had started and failed earlier. When I started again, I was half compelled to prove my credo that anyone can do whatever they set their mind to in business.

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When Wambui Njoora, the CEO of Extra Dimensions Limited mentioned to us during one of our mentorship programs that she had been an events supplier at KCB for 18 years.

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As the world gears up for the fourth industrial revolution, there is an increased desire to hear and see what women, especially those operating in the information technology sector, have to offer.

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The journey of Extra Dimensions is one of colour, pomp, professionalism and diversification. When Wambui Njoora found the market for events management wanting and limited,

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Visualization is vital for growth in any kind of business. If you do not know where you’re going then no mentor can help you.

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The Women in Business Mentorship Group recently added five business women to its membership, bringing the total number of mentees to 17.

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It was a memorable night, befitting the glitz and glamour, as Fireside Engineering Group was crowned best Safaricom Partner, ahead of industry titans such as Cisco and Huawei.

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When you want to venture into entrepreneurship, you have to trust your gut feeling to guide you in taking the bold step.

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It was the beginning of a long vacation in 3rd year, at the University of Nairobi where I was taking my undergraduate degree in Land Economics

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Mine is a story of discovery of a passion and pursuit of the passion, one which was discovered by chance. I had worked as a banker since 1995 but unfortunately, the Bank went under receivership and I lost my job.

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I began my entrepreneurial journey selling hotdogs in college to raise fees and pocket money. I wanted to be a chef but ended up studying Business Administration due to my parents’ influence

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A while back, I was sure that I could never again try to run a retail business. I resolved this after I had to shut down both a butchery and green grocers within a month of each other in 2014.

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I began my entrepreneurial journey selling hotdogs in college to raise fees and pocket money. I wanted to be a chef but ended up studying Business Administration due to my parents’ influence

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I have always been a firm believer in doing things that scare me or starting something even if I am not so ready for it.

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Like any other teacher and aspiring entrepreneur, my dream had always been to start an education-based institution. In 2009, I exited what seemed like a promising career in Southern Africa in order to come back to Kenya to fulfill this dream.

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Like any other teacher and aspiring entrepreneur, my dream had always been to start an education-based institution. In 2009, I exited what seemed like a promising career in Southern Africa in order to come back to Kenya to fulfill this dream.

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Eight years ago at a Java restaurant in Nairobi, the founders of Techminds Technologies met and decided to form a company run by techies for techies.

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I am reminded of one of my very first jobs when I overheard two senior women discuss how they would plan to have their babies only during the low season at work because they feared losing their hard-earned promotions due to maternity leave.

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My brand story started when I was a little girl in Standard 2, when my father, a Doctor, looked at my report card and told me “Koko,” as he fondly refers to me, “I don’t see any signs of a doctor looking at your results of Science and Math grades.”

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My vision and dreams have always been larger than life. At ten years, I dreamt of having a big factory after one of our primary school teachers organized a school trip to the only factory in my dusty home town of Elburgon.

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After leaving college and joining the corporate world, I still felt unfulfilled. In trying to fill this void, I kept migrating to different corporates and different departments in the hope that I would find “it” but all this was in vain.

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Growing up, I had never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be an entrepreneur. Throughout my employment life, my deep interest was in charity work.

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From when I was a little girl, there was nothing I wanted more than to recreate views and landscapes and change skylines and sceneries.

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The name Optimax has always sounded good to the ear and easy to the tongue. For a long time, Optimax had just been a dream which I hoped to one day actualize back when I was in High School.

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Tropical impression was founded in 2006 in a small law firm in Kilimani where i worked as the secretary. My employer at the time had a fleet of cars which he hired out.

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Every business starts with a story. How do you write your business story to reflect the journey and destination of your company? How do you grip the interest of your reader and have them want to do business with you?

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As Women in Business we sometimes spend a lot of time working on growing our businesses and hardly take time to take stock of where we are as people

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The Women’s day celebrations this year were different. For once, I got to be interviewed in front of an audience that required truth and honesty, however hard it was.

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It was an event full of pomp and color. It was a celebration befitting the International Women’s Day and the theme, balance for better.

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Did you know you can register to become a dealer with Safaricom? No? Well, you are not alone as many women are only aware of the prequalification requirement to become a contractor following an advert in the dailies which created a huge buzz mid-last year.

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What was missing was only the bonfire, the people were there and the conversation with Agnes Limo was perfect for a fireside chat, at Fireside.

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I love the look on people’s faces when I mention that Dr. Patricia Murugami is joining The Mentorship Group- third cohort.

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When women hear about business networking, many conflate it with canvassing, others think it has no value in scaling, while others think its a waste of time.

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Most female entrepreneurs can attest that their relationship with banks remains wanting. This is the case especially when it comes to obtaining funds to sustain their businesses, with banks showing hesitance and lack of faith in the ability of these entrepreneurs to

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Huawei, one of Kenya’s largest telecommunication contractors, held a session with the Safaricom Women In Business, exploring ways to partner.

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Branding is one of the basic distinguishing factors for organizations. Many entrepreneurs struggle with establishing their business brand because of the assumption that the business is a different entity from the business owner.

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Sales are the bloodline, heart, and soul of any business. Without making sales, a business will surely die. If you are not making any sales, you do not have a business but a hobby. It is as simple as that.

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Following your passion to start a business could be the most fulfilling experience you’ll ever go through. As the business grows, proper business structures need to be developed to help in the smooth operations of the business.

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For many women in business, when we hear the title branding, Public Relations or Communication, we think big money and or hiring consultants in our businesses.

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Safaricom and the iHub, Kenya’s first tech community space are partnering to create a mentorship programme for women seeking to do business with Safaricom.

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Nothing encourages a student who wants to venture into entrepreneurship more than meeting someone who is an entrepreneur themself.

Succeeding in business often involves taking up opportunities as they come. When an opportunity presents itself, it is important to be ready to take it up.

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It is a well-known fact that Safaricom strongly believes in innovation and is continually seeking innovative ideas from the public that can create a better living environment for mankind.

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I can describe the meeting at safaricom Alpha with Veronica and Ida as one the most informative sessions for starters. Safaricom Alpha is looking for implementable ideas that can solve problems and reduce poverty in our society. .

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For the last one year, I have been involved in a campaign to open up more big-money projects to women. Projects that women work, and get paid, not token stuff.

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It is a good time for women in business. Opportunities are opening up, companies are relaxing procurement policies and governments are making an effort to create a conducive environment.

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How can I do business with Safaricom brand experience? How can I get the brand experience team to know what I provide? How do I know the events coming up?

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In the last six months, Extra Dimensions has moved from just an events company and inaugurated two other Divisions; fiber and renewable energy. The results of tremendous progress were very fast and we grew from a workforce of 4 Technicians to 20 ...

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One of the biggest challenges facing women today is the decision to take on a new business line and adapting new ways of working. This was true for me.

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Having led Datasec Limited for the last four years, I knew it was time to take the company to higher heights.

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After a tough election year, where large infrastructure projects were slow for almost six months, Optimax Group Limited continued to grow into counties and managed capital extensive projects in delivery of the FTTX solutions for Safaricom

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This year has been one of exploration and diversity for DFA Agency Limited. We have won and we have lost in 2018, a year that has been generally tough for the marketing industry

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Joining the Women in Business Mentoring Programme has created great opportunities for Techminds as a business and significant growth for me as a person.

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Business audit, new contacts, and collaboration are some of the highlights of 2018 for Create A Tee, which has experienced significant growth by Kenya’s tough ecommerce standards.

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This year has been embedded as a significant part of my entrepreneurship blueprints, being a year in which I have witnessed growth in existing opportunities and

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In 2018, Tropical Impression has come a long way, facing very many challenges, especially after the election year.

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I almost missed the Safaricom Women In Business meeting in March this year, I made frantic calls and finally made it. Six months later, this has proven to be the best frantic move I ever made.

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How many times do you tell people about your business? How many of those times are people in a room and giving you time? Do they ask a barrage of questions, or leave without even asking a question about your business?

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Sometimes in 2011, Safaricom examined its suppliers and contractors of network infrastructure, and decided that it was important to engage more local contractors; it was dominated by international companies.

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Six businesswomen have joined the mentorship group, bringing the total to ten. The target is to grow the team to a formidable team that can offer mentorship to women in business, from the most elementary to complex stages of business growth.

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The Kenyan entrepreneurial space is quickly shifting towards increasing the number of female suppliers. Kenyan women have especially embraced the call to step up in the technology and infrastructure fields

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Can I make it in this business? That area is not too hard? I am married with a hectic family life, will I make it? I have small kids, can I manage to wake up early or make it to meetings?

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Can I make it in this business? That area is not too hard? I am married with a hectic family life, will I make it? I have small kids, can I manage to wake up early or make it to meetings?

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Open Cellular is probably months away; vendors and system integrators are already lining up and taking rightful positions, depending on foresight, connections, financial muscle and strategic direction.

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What happens when you realize that a product will not have the kind of the market uptake you envisaged? How fast can you innovate, pivot to new products that suit the market?

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After 18 years of doing business, one may be tempted to think that they have seen, done and learnt it all. However, in my recent work experiences and interactions, I have realized that no matter how...

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Resilience, experience, innovation and relationship management will help women scale their business from one level to another. Agnes Limo, Head of Home Solutions at Safaricom, said that women had proven they are capable of handling big money projects ...

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When I mention to people about our mentorship group, there are a variety of questions, chief among them, why would I dedicate my time to help a group of people, when the economic benefits are not clear...

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After more than a month of focus, commitment, frustrations, and hard work, Nubly Tech has surpassed the 100-mark in home fiber installations done on behalf of Camusat. It is a joy to know that the journey with Safaricom, however insummontable it may seem, is achievable...

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Few months ago, we got into a conversation regarding the role of mentorship in shaping future generations of women in business. This was one those threads that you get a day later on twitter, after the dust has settled....

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Our team of interns begin training at Fireside Group this week not only to learn more about IT infrastructure but also add on the soft skills with the highest skill of professionalism which is...

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For many businesses, the difference between success and failure is determined in the team, how it grows and how it represents the company to the clients and the...

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Most of us are lost wondering where to start, how to register, what to supply or what category to fill, who to talk to, how to make money and the best way to present ...

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