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iHub By Mugethi Gitau / March 7, 2014

Screening of Girl Rising – empowering young women in ICT and entrepreneurship


Guest blog by Martine Kappel

This Friday 7th March, 2014 from 6pm, there will be a world wide screening of the movie “Girl Rising” globally in 12 countries of which Kenya will feature. The premier in Kenya will be hosted by Nailab Accelerator Limited (The Nailab) in partnership with Google and Intel.

The organizers of the local premier are True North Leadership and Broad Horizons Ltd. It is clear that empowering a girl is empowering a nation.  The screening of this movie and the discussions that will result from the occasion present a great opportunity for all stakeholders to generate progressive conversation with industry players and leaders on the role of women in entrepreneurship and technology.

ICT and Entrepreneurship are key in jobs and wealth creation.  Empowering girls and women in these areas will play a big role in the attainment of Vision 2030’s social pillar. For a nation where ICT is male dominated, the movie comes at a time when the industry is being spurred on to encourage, inspire and recruit more females as this would spur growth in the country’s job creation and ease of doing business for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), whose growth is expected to drive the economy to higher levels.

To become part of the visionary team that will lead this discussion join us on Friday evening where you will engage with experts and listen to girls and women with dreams and aspirations as well as share a global platform with partners like Google+, Intel, Seven Seas Technology,  #‎girlriseathon

On the panel we shall have:

Martine Kappel, True North Leadership

Suraj Shah, Intel

Mercy Njoroge, Broad Horizons Ltd

Lynn Sellanga, Nailab

Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)


Dorothy Ooko, Google

Girl Rising Poster Kenya 2014

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Author : Mugethi Gitau

Mugethi Gitau is an all round creative. A techie by training, she is into all things design - Graphics, fashion, interiors. A writer of fiction and a poet, and tech/gadget blogger on Mugethi has a rich mix of experience ranging from training, community development and advocacy, research and design. A people's person, she enjoys linking the iHub Tech Community with each other, investors/corporates, academics and other stakeholders. She has a dream that one day, Kenyan techies will innovate their own computers and mobile devices and people all over the world will buy them. And use them.

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