The iHub women in entrepreneurship series got off to an amazing start with our Get In And Get It event, which was attended by over one hundred women.
The aim of this session was to give women a jumpstart into the entrepreneurship space. We had five inspiring women speak and share their experiences in entrepreneurship. Mugure Warobi Nderitu, owner of Little Paws Montessori House spoke about how to make your product unique in a competitive market; Christine Khasinah-Odero, the Managing Director of Supamamas, spoke about identifying your product and niche’ market; Frida Owinga the founder of PassionProfit School of Entrepreneurship spoke about turning your passion to profit while Carolyne Gathuru, the Director of Strategy and Business Development at LifeSkills Consulting, spoke about communicating the value of you, your product or your service.
The ladies then took part in a panel discussion moderated by Wambui Lamu from Hairpolitan, that explored everything from investor funding to how to build a team. A recording of this event will soon be up on our YouTube channel.
As we moved from topic to topic, there was a common thread: that as entrepreneurs, there is a need to surround ourselves with people who make us better at doing what we do. Whether it be a co-founder, or a funder or a legal consultant, or a partner or a mentor, the reality is that we cannot work in isolation and we need to surround ourselves with people who compliment our skills and even personalities, and we should be unapologetic about surrounding ourselves with the right people.
Get In And Get It was a success and really set the tone for the kind of forum that we envision that our women in entrepreneurship series will be - a forum to facilitate connections and partnerships, share personal experiences and lessons learnt, share advice, surface issues and solutions, create a mentorship and alumni network and influence policy. Take a look at some photos from the event here.
At the iHub we are all about community and so we are excited to join the communities of women in entrepreneurship all around the world, and excited to help bring together a community of women locally who want to learn from each other and support each other. The community is open to all women in entrepreneurship to join. Simply click here and follow the prompts to join our network and get first access to events, news and resources from our women in entrepreneurship series.