Special Event

SIG Africa: Working Women in Nairobi

18 April 2023
17:00 - 19:00 CET

Formal Employment or Entrepreneurship for Greater Economic Gain

In the last 20 years, women in Africa have made significant headway in gender parity, gaining political positions and making up an equitable share of the African labour markets – close to 50%.

As much as we see progress in the numbers, we are not seeing progress in the value. The average net income of a woman in the formal sector in Kenya is 150,000KES ($1,100.-) and less than 30,000KES ($230.-) in the rural sectors. Therefore, the impact that a working woman has on the national economy is minor. We believe that the more money an Africa woman makes, the healthier the economy she participates in. But now the question is, using Nairobi, Kenya as an example: should the cosmopolitan African woman place herself on a track to formal / corporate employment or on a track towards Entrepreneurship?

EA360, a human capacity development company in Nairobi is leading the women’s empowerment movement to encourage, fund, and inspire women to work collectively to bridge the gender pay gaps. On March 11th, a group of 75 women (most of them strangers to each other) coming from very different economic and industrial backgrounds, convened at an event hosted by EA360, to discuss success and it’s meaning to the working woman in Nairobi.

The Webinar curated for the SIG Africa and its members is a reporting of the outcomes of the event – what we learned about women who work in Nairobi – their main challenges and opportunities – what they felt is needed most, and ultimately, what the future of work for women in Nairobi looks like.

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Date: 18 April 2023, 17:00 CET
Presented by: Yobdar Bakri – Founder of EA360
Special Guests:
Ivy Mutiso – Development Director for Africa, BWH Hotel Group
Salome Ayugi – Kenya Country Manager for Sinapis Group

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