It was a great pleasure to connect with Mrs. Helder Oduor who was one of my students at NairoBits in the year 2007/08. It’s now 12 years since we met, I was very surprised and honored when she reached out to me on social media with an offer for a free cake that was to be delivered to one of my sessions.
On 2nd February 2020 we had a great session at Hope Raisers Initiative in Baba Dogo about how to craft business ideas as creative either as a musician, painter, graphic designer, DJ etc. It was the perfect timing to host Helder as a guest speaker, she shared her journey in business starting with her desire to start a business to the current status.
Helder’s journey started as a creative from graphic designer to owning a business in bakery among other ventures.
|Cake baked and donated by Helder Akinyi of DH Bakers|
Helder runs a bakery business called DH Bakers, graphic design services, matt weaving among other business.
Key take away from her insights.
- How to build business relationships.
- How to understand the market.
- Dealing with clients.
- Building a sustainable personal brand online and offline.
- Building a sustainable brand for the venture.
- How to start and stay in the game by developing business strategy.
- Finding courage to start and how to deal with rejection.
Hope Raisers initiative and Wilsen initiative seek to organize more inspiration journey of Women, especially targeting technology, business and leadership inspire a community of women to do more and be more.
It is a journey we have started and we hope it will spark the ripple effect to get in touch with the ideal partners to do more together.
We want to build lasting, structured networks between Women in Eastland’s and beyond inspired through technology, business and leadership.
Read more about Women Make It Happen and you can be part of the program as an institution or become a guest lecturer.
Mr. Wilson Masaka
Wilsen initiative (Wi) founder
Mr. Daniel Onyango
Director, Hope Raiser initiative