#ApostADay: Taking up the Challenge and leading ladies.

At work, I have some ladies who I often refer to as “my ladies”. In the early days of the Open Institute’s life, we were very male and undiverse. As we grew, we made a decision to strengthen our gender diversity by prefering to employ qualified, smart women in every new hire. Not affirmative action …

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#OdeToYouth: Lesson 2 – Learn how to sweep a floor

My last day of high school was a Thursday. My mother, one of several accomplished hoteliers and caterers in our family, had arranged that I would start apprenticeship at the Tropical African Dream Hotel in Malindi. Apprentices at the hotel were essentially being given practical training for them to become hotel managers. One had to …

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