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US college trains 14 Kenyan women entrepreneurs

Financial literacy Centonomy chief executive Waceke Nduati-Omanga during a past event in Nairobi. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG
Financial literacy Centonomy chief executive Waceke Nduati-Omanga during a past event in Nairobi. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG 

Massachusetts-based Babson College has this year selected 14 Kenyan women business professionals for training in innovation and growth.

Under the college’s Centre for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Kenyan business captains received a one-week leadership training at the institution to be followed up by a one-year mentoring programme at the University of Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Institute.

The beneficiaries comprise a mix of emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs, in what points to increasing global recognition of Kenya’s vibrant business culture.

They include Waceke Nduati, founder of Nairobi-based Centonomy (finance management consultancy), Carol Ngige (Beauty Bee Ltd), Cynthia Mumbo of Sports Connect Africa, Barbara Kokonya (Very Chick ltd), Wangari Nyangui (Peperuka Ltd) and Robyn Emerson of Legacy Realty.