Jo-Ann talks to Wemo about her passion for business, which she developed at a young age. Always the problem solver, she knew that traditional career was not for her. She studied public health and the rest as they say is history. Wemo is the proud Founder of MAMA Ventures, a social enterprise that works with women and girls from under privileged backgrounds who are victims of gender based violence. Wemo states, “As a female entrepreneur, it is important to master and understand your business model because women are different thinkers who are programmed to fix solutions and drive change as an extension of who they are emotionally and in life.” Do you believe female entrepreneurs need specialised business models?
- A passion for business
- Not having a traditional career
- Social enterprises that support women and girls
- Gender based violence
- Special business models for women entrepreneurs
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Kitawa Wemo is a result driven and solutions oriented woman who founded MAMA Ventures to work with start-ups in Africa to become profitable and remain sustainable while thinking global. She has designed an entrepreneurship toolkit that helps businesses transition to growth and co-currently runs a social enterprise that educates young people and women in self help groups from rural Kenya on how to access opportunities. She successfully runs a dedicated B2B meet-up and platform for business lovers and owners in Kenya and Sri Lanka called the Mingle to create structures towards the goal of poverty alleviation in Africa. She is also developing and building a strategy for SSA in big data analytics, fintech and artificial intelligence through business intelligence.