Women in Business: a Path out of Poverty

Women in Business: a Path out of Poverty

11th June 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

The Soko Fund are hosting an event on the developmental potential of women in business.

Where: Stockbridge Parish Church Centre, Edinburgh
Admission Free (donations invited)

Developing countries have often been hindered by aid that was intended to help. Government to government schemes conceived on the basis of mistaken economic assumptions, and donor driven international programmes have too frequently resulted in unsuitable infrastructures and a culture of dependency. How is this to be avoided? Recent thinking sets its sights on finding paths out of poverty that draw on the knowledge, energy and ingenuity of local people, and especially women. This panel focusses on the developmental potential of women in business and offers a unique opportunity to hear from the experience of two innovators in this field -- Liita Cairney of Kalitasha Ltd, and Isatou Njai of DrinkBaotic.   

Dr Liita Cairney founded Kalitasha Ltd in 2015. Kalitasha is a visionary company dedicated to bringing dignity by applying common sense and ingenuity to the everyday problems associated with the health and wellbeing of women and girls across the world. Kalitasha’s first product is the Koree, a unique, ergonomically designed, externally worn, re-usable feminine hygiene product that will go along way to solving period poverty across the globe.

​Isatou Njai is co-founder of Drink Baotic. Its mission is to inspire and empower healthy communities around the world by bringing Baobab drinks into education & health whilst supporting community development in Africa. ​​

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