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Mucha Mlingo is the President.
She is the Founder of Premier Training Services Ltd (PTS). PTS provides high impact training solutions in Sales, Service & Leadership.
Mucha has a Masters in Finance from the University of Brunel and she is currently working to complete a Masters in Organisational Psychology with the University of London.
Mucha is a Certified Trainer of Trainers with over 10 years’ experience in training & curriculum development. She is also a licensed Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Assessor.
Six Seconds is a Not For Profit Organisation whose primary focus is to support people to create positive change. Through 20 years of global experience and extensive research, Six Seconds has shown that the scientifically-based skills of emotional intelligence (EQ) are essential for change. These skills are learnable and predict stronger effectiveness, wellbeing, relationships, and quality of life.
As a Master Facilitator & International Keynote Speaker, Mucha utilizes the Six Seconds learning methodology & EQ Model, a robust and practical tool for training & coaching in Sales, Customer Experience & Leadership.
Mucha believes that people are a company's most valuable asset - more valuable than the physical office, data & capital and she is passionate about utilizing training, speaking opportunities and the written word to drive impact & cultivate a high-performance culture
Sabina Njonjo is the Board SecretarySECRETARY
Sabina Njonjo is the proprietor of Heel To Toe limited high-end shoes & apparel brand retailing in Kenya, her company is a leading provider of globally competitive senior brands that satisfy the needs of a niche market in the region by partnering with internationally renowned brands. Heel to toe limited supplies Comfortable, High Quality and Perfect fitting shoes that come in Narrow, Medium, Wide and Extra-Wide widths in all sizes from 34 - 48 for ladies and men.
Sabina serves as a director in privately owned investment companies- Hodge and Edgewood limited, Cape and Cedarburg limited among others and is an all-time entrepreneur from a tender age and has walked the journey to become a leading successful business leader. She has attended Goldman Sachs training on entrepreneurship and is currently pursuing business-related studies. Her firms believe is “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Sabina’s business is about helping women look and feel great because when we feel great we walk that extra mile.
Natasha Nalyaka is the Board Treasurer.
She owns the Lavida Events Design & Management company that specializes in crafting event ideas to reality. Be it social, business or otherwise, all elements of an event are carefully planned and flawlessly executed to create a memorable experience for you and your guests.
Natasha Nalyaka is currently a Cherie Blair Women Mentorship Program attendee.
Natasha is the planner extraordinaire who gets things done, to and above your wishes! She believes that a professional event planner makes all the difference.
Kezy Mukiri is the Vice president in charge of Programs.
She is the CEO of Zuri Ignite - a brand management firm which is the leading champion of Sustainable Event Management in East Africa. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Senior Partner at Mukiri Global Advocates (MGA) which specializes in providing tailor-made legal, tax and business consultancy services.
Kezy is passionate about Internationalization of Trade as well as building strong brands and sustainable enterprises on the African Continent. During her consultancy work, she has worked with some of the region’s most vibrant brands, MNCs, government institutions, International Organisations and MSMEs.
In 2015 Kezy was selected to join the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellowship is the flagship project of President Obama's YALI -Young African Leaders Initiative. In addition, she was selected amongst only 69 women entrepreneurs across the globe for the Vital Voices Global Partnership fellowship which seeks to enhance the capacity of entrepreneurs to build sustainable enterprises and change communities.
Caroline Gathii is the Vice president in charge of Resource Mobilisation.
Caroline is a Management Consultant with over 18 years’ experience in various capacities in audit firms, private and public sectors, in academia and in consultancy. She started off her career in Pricewaterhousecoopers as an Auditor. In her career she worked at KPMG East Africa where she rose to the position of Senior Manager. She has been a Management Consultant with the European Union.
In 2013, Caroline went into consulting and now owns and manages FirstIdea Consulting Limited. The firm consults in the following main areas: Advisory, Training and Research. She also manages a Micro Finance, Angaza Credit Limited which specialises in lending to women micro business ventures. She is a Certified Trainer and facilitator in the areas of Financial Management, Governance, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, and Risk Management amongst others.
Caroline has consulted for the sectors including: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government Agencies, Health Institutions, and Education Institutions, International and local Non-Governmental Organisations amongst others.
Caroline has a Master’s Degree in Financial Management, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA,K) and holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. She is a Certified Risk Management Practitioner from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) in the United Kingdom. She is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Risk Management (IRM) in the United Kingdom, Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK), a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). Caroline services in the Board of Wetlands International. Her professional experience spans Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Somalia, Ghana and Tanzania.
Patricia Mwalimu is the Vice president in charge of Events and PR.
She is the Director at Party Lounges LTD, where she is the creative leader and planner. She is a vibrant and enthusiastic 31-year-old, who believes she is a natural creative solely because her maker is the Creator Himself, of whom she holds His image and likeness.
Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Gender Studies from the United States International University.
Patricia’s first work assignment after graduation was working at a public relations firm, where she gained a level of experience in the field.
She then later went on to begin working privately on events, which was how Party Lounges was birthed. Since then, Patricia is still setting trends in this industry. She is extremely passionate about events, meeting people and creating platforms for others to meet.
Winnie Taylor is the Vice President in charge of Membership.
She is the CEO and funder of Body Evolution By Winnie, a wellness center/spa, a product house and a beauty training institute. She is a health and skincare therapist graduate from Camelot International SA. She has worked a decade in the industry perfecting her skills and satisfying her passion and dedication to wellness and health in people. The urge to make people look and feel fabulous while living healthy gave her the inspiration to turn that into a Wellness Centre.
Body Evolution By Winnie offers signature beauty and wellness treatments, skincare and body products both retail and professional.
She is a member of the South Africa Association of Health and Skincare professionals. She was recently appointed to lead a team of industry experts to create a local curriculum by TVET Curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council (TVET CDACC).
Frida Owinga is the Board Advisor.
She previously served in the OWIT Board as the Chairperson 2016-17 and Vice Chair Programs, 2013-2015. She also sits on the International OWIT Board as Vice President, Chapter Development.
Frida is the CEO and founder of PassionProfit Ltd. A Business coaching, consulting and training firm which equips aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with skills and tools to create, manage and grow world class enterprises. She is passionate about helping people turn their passion into profit and has over 25 years’ experience in business environments, across industries and geographies.
She is an avid networker and was awarded Networker of the Year Award in 2012 by Business Networking International, the largest networking organization of the world. She is the Membership and PR Coordinator of Executive Leadership Network, Chairperson of PassionProfit Capital Ltd. an organization that helps SMEs finance their passions and National Director of Profit Network a business mentoring network.
Under Frida's leadership PassionPrfoit has been called upon by various leading banks in Kenya to train their business account holders these include Barclays Bank of Kenya, Kenya Commercial Bank, Chase Bank, Coop Bank and Gulf Africa Bank. She has also championed many women empowerment programs to help women optimize their trading potential.
She holds a Monthly Business talk, called Thrive, Business Success Boot Camps for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and a weekly show on Facebook called for small and growing businesses called PassionProfit Live.