Suzie Wokabi: founder and brand ambassador of Suzie Beauty Cosmetics
Put a dark-skinned woman and the African sun together. Throw in some grossly overpriced, often counterfeit make-up brands into the equation and what do you get – a recipe for disaster! Multiply that and you have a population of fashion police’s most wanted, not to mention a host of unsightly skin reactions.
Time: 5:45pm to 7:45 pm
Date: 27th July 2016
Venue: All Saints Cathedral
- Akili Dada was founded in 2005 by Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg to address the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in Africa.
- Wanjiru was doing her dissertation research on women’s rights in Kenya. She realized the extent to which women’s voices from underprivileged backgrounds were missing. The policy and decision-making processes affecting women’s lives in Kenya and across the continent didn’t involve them.
- As her own experience had taught her that access to such positions typically required university education, strong mentors, and leadership experience. All this was beyond the reach of most underprivileged young women. As a result, she set out to bridge that gap.
- Wanjiru earned scholarships for her own degrees in higher education. Hence, she knew how the power of scholarships can open doors for underprivileged young African women.