GrowthAfrica’s March 2019 round up

International women’s day Kenya 08.03.2019

On the 8th of March 2019 the international women’s day was celebrated globally, the theme for the day was #balanceforbetter, the aim was to raise awareness on the need for gender balance in all areas, a  gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage. Gender balance is crucial for governments and economies to thrive.

Striking the #BalanceforBetter pose in appreciation of International women’s day

Highlights from Gap Lab # 2 on Industry and Competition Malawi 12.03.2019 – 13.03.2019

The Gap lab event was held on the 12th – 13th March 2019 at Woodlands in Lilongwe. It was facilitated by Johnni, Esther and Postar. Masiye Mazaza – Head of Marketing for Data and Devices at Airtel Malawi challenged ventures to audit external realities that may impact their businesses and most striking take-out was the ventures realizing that the concept of competitor extends beyond a business that is similar to theirs but rather is more meaningfully thought of as other stakeholders that address similar underlying needs that your business attempts to fulfil.

Masiye Mazaza – Head of Marketing for Data and Devices at Airtel Malawi addressing entrepreneurs during Gap Lab 2

Culture eats strategy for breakfast Kenya 13.03.2019

The month of March saw yet another thrilling event on the 13th, Solstice, Metta and GrowthAfrica hosted an event at Metta Nairobi, the event titled ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, the discussion of the day revolved around the importance of culture and how it is crucial to develop and solidify an organisational culture in order to drive successful strategy implementation. The event hosted 45 entrepreneurs from different industries. The session was lead by Palak Patel from Solstice.

Palak Patel addressing entrepreneurs during the event culture eats strategy for breakfast

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