SheHive Nairobi brought together aspiring Motherland Moguls and established speakers and personalities from diverse sectors. Those who missed can only hope for next time. In the meanwhile, these choice quotes from speakers are sure to inspire and motivate.
Wanjira Longaeur, Radio and Television host
Wanjira is a well-known radio host with Capital FM Kenya and television host with EbonyLife TV’s Moments Kenya. On the last day of SheHive, she spoke on the business of the entertainment industry.
– “Do your best you never know who is watching.”
– “Mindset helps. I chose to see opportunities everywhere and in everything I do.”
– “If people want to tear you down, kill them with kindness.”
– “One of the worst things a director can do is to leave their audience bored.”
– “Entertainment keeps moving but the camera doesn’t play.”
– “Ignorance is a choice. We are in 2016 for Pete’s sake! We have the internet!”
Hilda Moraa, Founder and former CEO of Weza Tele Ltd
Weza Tele’s industry is tech and at SheHive Nairobi, its founder Hilda shared tips on how to get started in the tech business.
– “Failure has been the key ingredient in my success.”
– “If you are sitting and thinking that you are a woman in business. Then you have to be at your best to compete.”
– “Don’t fear sharing your ideas, sharing could give you much needed feedback. However, protect the uniqueness of your idea, Protect your team, talent, data and execution from competition.”
Dr. Helen Gichoci, Managing Director, Equity Group Foundation
As an ecologist Helen dished out insights from her experience being president of the African Conservation centre and African Wildlife Foundation.
– “You got to have (thick) skin in the game for anything to be of value to you.”
– “Form follows function in a business. Find the problem, opportunity and the service you want to offer and the business will follow suit.”
Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom
Bob heads East Africa’s fastest growing company. His talk focused specifically on gender equality and inclusion in the workplace.
– “Find your purpose, and then you won’t have to work for the rest of your life.”
– “What is my personal drive? Trying to make a difference and leaving a positive footprint.”
Lindsay Caldwell, Founder One Acre Fund
Among her achievements, Lindsay is also an operations management specialist.
– “You have to co-opt other ideas for your business to work.”
Winnie Mwangi, VC fund
Winnie has established her career working with investment companies. At SheHive Nairobi she talked about what investors look for in a business when deciding whether or not they will invest in it,
– “When pitching to investors, under promise and over deliver.”
– “Gerald George Patton said, ‘If everyone is thinking alike, then someone is not thinking.'”
Eunice Nyala, Executive Coach, Etiquette Xllent Company
At SheHive Nairobi, Eunice used her coaching experience to teach the audience how to develop leadership styles and how women leaders behave.
– “We admire people who have etiquette. If you don’t have it, work on it. Start working on your tone.”
– “Women should dress the part, it’s one of the most important visuals we are judged upon.”