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