Betty was born and raised up in Kenya, she is the first born in a family of eight children. She grew up in male dominated community where Women were not to be heard but seen. Missing school was the order of the day, being a girl helping with household chores was more valued than education.
It took many years to come to terms with the digital world. Its only two years ago that I interacted with Twitter as marketing tool at the age of 33.Interestingly this is still very evident in the community we are living in. The challenge is more in semi urban and rural areas where women are still not able to access internet or digital devices that can make them interact with the rest of the world
I left my corporate job to found a start up to address financial and digital challenges facing the women and youth. We are establishing canters and hubs for them to access basic computer training, entrepreneurial opportunities, financial and digital literacy training.
I have partnered with a computer training center that is offering training at a subsidized fee and a Social enterprise that trains on farming through technology. We are targeting 1,000 women by June 2017.
I still need more digital training, leadership and how to scale the enterprise so that it will remain sustainable to support many other people
Currently I am a co- founder with a women empowerment NGO VNoW and a volunteer with Africa and Women International (WAI)