Are you a young woman running a start-up social enterprise in Kisumu, Kilifi or Tharaka Nithi Counties? Akili Dada is an international, award-winning leadership incubator cultivating transformative leadership in a generation of young African women. Further, they apply a holistic approach to educating and cultivating leadership in adolescent girls and young women by employing four key strategies to nurture growth and meaningful impact; financial investment, leadership development, movement building, and advocacy, and mentorship.
Moreover, by selecting from and building the capacity of some of Africa’s most innovative young women, they are meeting the urgent need for more African women in leadership as well as the overarching need for creative and empathetic leadership that holds justice at its core. Akili Dada acknowledges the role of social entrepreneurs in facilitating change and designing solutions to challenges that our communities face. Further, Their investment grows out of their belief that young women, especially from underserved communities at the grassroots are best positioned to address community challenges. Also, Akili Dada is seeking to invest in 3o young women from three counties; Kilifi, Kisumu, and also, Tharaka Nithi, for a period of 2 years to develop their leadership skills and grow their enterprises’ sustainability.