WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a successful first year, Babson College has kicked-off a year-long program with a second group of women entrepreneurs from Africa. Babson Executive Education is running a business leadership program for women entrepreneurs in Africa, Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Fourteen women from Kenya were selected to participate in this program, representing a mix of emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs.
The program is a one-week intensive course at Babson, led by Susan Duffy, Executive Director for Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership and Mary Gale, Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship division, followed by continued mentoring for a year to help the women implement specific initiatives aimed at having a social impact in their communities.
"It was an honor to work with such an extraordinary group of women," said Susan Duffy. "Together, they created a high-impact learning community by embracing Babson's Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology, as well as generously sharing their own insights and experiences with each other."
The program at Babson ran in June and included sessions on strengths, design thinking, digital media, governance, and resilience. Throughout the week, the women worked on an entrepreneurial leadership challenge in peer coaching groups that they presented to a panel at the end of the week.
As one participant said, "My mind is blown open. I am energized in ways I didn't think were available to me and I have tools, resources, and community to support. For a program to impact both my mind, heart, and business is something that is really incredible!"
Launch and Grow 2017 participants:
- Robyn Emerson, Legacy Realty
- Sharon Jepkorir, Blue Crest Limited
- Margaret C. Koch, Eliora Energy, LTD.
- Barbara Kokonya, Very Chic Ltd.
- Esther Maina, International Sales Training Institute (ISTI)
- Darline Mbaya, Sofra and Happy Butchery Restaurants
- Mary Njeri Mulwa, NW Realite Limited
- Cynthia Mumbo, Sports Connect Africa
- Joanna Mwangi Yelbert, Professional Marketing Services Group Africa, Ltd.
- Waceke Nduati-Omanga, Centonomy Ltd.
- Carol Ngige, Beauty Bee Company
- Eunice Nyala, Etiquette Xllent Company, Ltd.
- Frida A. Owinga, PassionProfit Ltd., Profit Network
- Wangari Nyangui, Peperuka Limited and Peperuka Foundation
About Babson Executive Education
Babson Executive Education, a division of Babson College, develops entrepreneurial leaders who can create opportunities and envision and navigate change to drive innovation and growth for companies. Established 35 years ago, Babson Executive Education is a top provider of executive education worldwide. Babson faculty and staff work with clients around the world to design and deliver programs that help address business goals.
About the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
Founded in 2000, the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College fulfills and extends Babson's mission by educating, inspiring, and empowering women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
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