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5 lessons the death of Grace Makosewe and Achieng’ Abura has taught me about career and life

I heard about the death of the Grace Makosewe and Achieng’Abura on social media, and in each case it was a ‘what?’ ‘what?’ gut wrenching reaction.Then it dawned that the reality is, everything, no matter how beautiful,talented and glamorous has a start has an end, and so does life. It got me thinking and reflecting…

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Victor Peace works his photoshoot magic;behind the scenes

Every two years or so, it is important to take professional pictures for visa applications (don’t smile, show your ears), formal pictures for work, and casual pictures for promotional purposes such as for magazines, for personal memories among others. This year, I had an amazing photoshoot with celebrity photographer Victor Peace. The behind the scenes prep work reminded me…

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Moderating ‘Entrepreneur’s corner’ on ‘Marketing Strategy for startups’

A 2 hour Marketing Strategy conversation with OLX, business leaders and other startups in the ecosystem, condensed into 10 minutes of wisdom of how small businesses can scale fast by failing forward, testing concepts and using modern media.        

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Aprelle launches a luxury made in Africa

Aprelle Duany shares the incredible story of the launch of her brainchild, an African luxury handbag brand, and the audacity of her vision and hope for her first collection                

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Aspire Foundation is looking to give away Ksh 2.5 million to social entreprenuers!

Aspire Foundation is looking for a M.A.D. (making a difference) project that makes a difference in Africa. This is part of the goal of impacting 1 billion women by 2020! Conditions of Entry: Open to all current or previous Aspire Foundation mentees or those willing to become a mentee for the duration of your project (no cost involved).…

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Renowned Photographer Tahir Khamali shares his love for the art

Tahir Kharmali left a high profile job in the technology sector to devote his time to his love for photography. He now uses some of the principles he learned in the workplace to grow his business and to thrive in a seemingly overcrowded market.His is a story of how one’s passion can be converted into…

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Leaving your job, 7 easy steps to a smooth transition

Resigning from your job, most of the time, is not an easy step.  Here are some critical steps to consider and reflect on before you quit your job, to ensure a smooth transition into a new job or business. I will be running a free webinar “Before you quit your job”  feel free to register to…

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The business of music;Makadem style

We often think about music as a fun affair full of glamour and super stardom. After a performance at a recent show, the artist Makadem sheds some light on the behind the scenes grind in the world of music, that makes it as tough, if not an even tougher business than most

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Networking in Heels, Tech Edition

Happy international Women’s Day! As part of the celebrations globally , ‘Networking in heels’ held a special edition in partnership with ‘nest’, ‘the tech edition’. It was a conversation as rich as it was diverse. Women climbing the corporate ladder as well as running businesses in tech and other sectors shared their inspiring stories of blood,…

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The first 3D Printer made in Africa

William Hoyle explains the revolution happening in the manufacturing sector in Kenya, the first 3 D printer built from locally available scrap metal, so ordinary it was collected along Ngong Road. Here’s introducing the first African born 3D printer.

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