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We facilitate networking events in Nairobi for women interested in being part of a collaborative network.
We believe that networking and engaging through our networking events can strengthen the women entrepreneurial and professional ecosystem in Kenya.

May 27, 2020

FOR BETTER OR WORSE?

Dalberg Advisors and WomenWork Network invite you to a webinar discussion ...
May 21, 2020

RUN VIRTUAL MEETINGS WITH CONFIDENCE

Since the lock-down, virtual meetings have become a routine for most ...
May 07, 2020

OUR WORLD IS CHANGING. ARE YOU?

As you already know, our world is changing at a rapid ...
Apr 23, 2020

NEGOTIATIONS! DO YOU KNOW YOUR WORTH?

Have you ever struggled with articulating your value? Do you have ...
Apr 09, 2020

PRACTICE SELF-CARE & THRIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Join us for a candid and practical discussion with self-care expert ...
Apr 02, 2020

THE PIVOT POINT

For many business owners, the massive disruption of COVID-19 has created ...
Mar 26, 2020

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IS HERE

As schools around the world close and move classes online to ...
Feb 08, 2020

HEADSHOT PARTY

Your professional brand is inclusive of who are and how you ...

FOR BETTER OR WORSE?

May 27, 2020 5:00pm

Dalberg Advisors and WomenWork Network invite you to a webinar discussion on the gendered impact of COVID-19 at home and work.

“Women are working more, men are understanding their value as caregivers, women are primary breadwinners—I mean, we could go on and on and on. Things are different. So we can’t keep operating like everything is the same, and that’s what many of us have done. And I think it’s up to us to change the conversation.” — Michelle Obama

The outbreak of the novel COVID-19 has driven global and national directives on social distancing to minimize the spread of the virus. For many people working in non-essential roles, this has meant working from home, which has been accompanied by various challenges, particularly for women. This has raised a number of issues which we’ll be addressing in the webinar:

  • Has working from home reinforced gender norms? Or are we experiencing a change in dynamic?
  • Are work practices changing in light of the crisis? How do we evaluate this with a gender lens?
  • On gendered implications, what do we anticipate will stop, improve or continue after the pandemic?

RUN VIRTUAL MEETINGS WITH CONFIDENCE

May 21, 2020 5:00pm

Since the lock-down, virtual meetings have become a routine for most of us! From team meetings, to brainstorming sessions, to interviews and customer facing presentations. So, what does it take to effectively, and confidently do them virtually?

Join us for a practical session on Thursday, 21st May from 5:00pm with our guest speaker, Dorothy Ooko, Head of Communications & Public Affairs at Google Africa.

Dorothy has an incredible background handling a huge range of communication work at technology companies. She started at Google in September 2011, as a Communications Manager for East and Francophone Africa in Nairobi.  Since 2016 she has been heading the Communications team in Africa. Dorothy has also worked in the mobile telephony sector for five years at Nokia East & Southern Africa. Prior to that, she was an academician teaching at both the public and private universities in Kenya.  She has published and presented papers on linguistics and language planning. She is very active on her social media channels and believes in being part of the conversations to build your brand. So if there is one person who knows about communication tactics that work well in a virtual meeting and across a computer screen, it’s Dorothy!

 

Register for the session here and walk away with actionable tips on how to: 

  1. Structure an effective virtual meetings
  2. Take your delivery techniques to the next level
  3. Show up confidently, assert your presence and engage your audience
Once you register, lookout for an email with the ACCESS link in your inbox.
We look forward to seeing you there!
our world is changing

OUR WORLD IS CHANGING. ARE YOU?

May 07, 2020 5:00pm

As you already know, our world is changing at a rapid pace and you need to have the right skills, knowledge and network to continue to navigate the new world much better!

To achieve this, WomenWork will host hands-on practical sessions each week with expert professionals from various industries to help answer crucial questions from; *leveraging your money during this time, *making your LinkedIn profile more globally appealing, *levelling up your leadership during a virtual meeting and finally *managing investors during turbulent times!

So, let’s go!
>Buy 4 for the price of 3 at Kshs 1,500 instead of Kshs 2,000
>Only interested in one event, pay Kshs 500 and select the event you want below

Who else will be there: You’ll be alongside ambitious rising female leaders who are making their mark in the world!

The session line up is as follows (Start time of 5 pm)
1-Leverage Your Money while on Lockdown – May 7
2-Ramp Up Your LinkedIn Profile in 60mins – May 14
3-Hold Virtual Meetings with Confidence! – May 21
4- Manage your investor relationships in these crucial times – May 28

Slots are limited, register today

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Negotiations

NEGOTIATIONS! DO YOU KNOW YOUR WORTH?

Apr 23, 2020 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Negotiations! Do You Know Your Worth?

If you don’t ask, you don’t get
Have you ever struggled with articulating your value? Do you have trouble working out what to ask for and negotiating confidently? If you’ve ever left a negotiation table feeling like there could have been a better outcome, we invite you to join our webinar Negotiations: Do I know my worth? On 23rd, Thursday, April 2020 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
Our landscape has changed dramatically in recent times and negotiating during a crisis can feel like you are caught between a rock and a hard place. You might find yourself negotiating with not only your employer but with service providers, banks, clients.  The negotiation skills and tactics you learn in this session, will not only be helpful in navigating the difficult conversations that you might have to have today but will prepare you to get the best possible outcome during a crisis and in future.

This insightful, engaging and practical session will feature Martha Karimi, Co-Founder & Partner at Edge Performance. Martha will share her key insights on how to re-define and clarify your value while identifying what holds you back from reaching your highest potential.

What can you expect from this session?

  • Strategies & Tactics for identifying what holds you back from achieving your highest potential

  • Redefining the value you can offer to the world

  • Taking an audit of your “worth” and going beyond the norm

Who is this session for?

  • Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned negotiator, this session will be relevant to you as negotiation skills are sharpened over time!

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More about Martha:

Martha leads the Recruitment, Senior Leadership Transition, and Management & Career Coaching departments at the edge. She is a passionate innovator, with a keen interest in maximizing individuals’ potential and building high-performing organizations. Martha brings to edge vast experience in talent management and organization development from diverse sectors and realities: From Fortune 500 firms and midsized companies to non-profits. Having worked and lived in India, Tanzania, and Kenya with colleagues from over 30 countries, she’s a multi-cultural leader. Martha is also an avid advocate of living happy, meaningful and balanced careers, a spirit she strives to live through a dedicated practice to boxing, yoga, Vipassana meditation and various forms of art such as photography and pottery

 

PRACTICE SELF-CARE & THRIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Apr 09, 2020 5:00PM - 6:00PM

While the COVID19 pandemic continues, uncertainty and anxiety are at an all-time high. Many of us are continuing to search for answers. When will it end? How long will we be trapped in our homes? How will we survive it?

Join us for a candid and practical discussion with self-care expert Zawadi Nyong’o on how to practice self-care and stay grounded while overcoming fear & anxiety during the most difficult and transformative experiences of our time.

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THE PIVOT POINT

Apr 02, 2020 5:00PM - 6:00PM

For many business owners, the massive disruption of COVID-19 has created uncertainty on how this pandemic will play out. Many are feeling the immediate effects; More still are planning for the long-term implications.

How can you survive the turbulent times coming ahead in the months to come?

Join us for a candid and practical discussion with Valentine Njoroge, CEO of Africa’s Pocket on how to adapt your business, plan your cash flows and keep your employees motivated and engaged during the time of Corona.

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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IS HERE

Mar 26, 2020 5:30PM - 6:30PM

As schools around the world close and move classes online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many parents and educators are left scrambling for ideas. What does learning in the time of Corona look like? How do you navigate the obstacles and opportunities brought about by our new reality?

If you are a parent, educator or an innovator in the education space, WomenWork in collaboration with Metis, MumsVillage and Text Book Centre invite you to join an insightful webinar on the Future of Education.

In this practical session, you can expect to walk away with;

1) Concrete tools and tips for learning at home
2) A new framework for kids (and adults) to think about the challenges of learning from home
3) How to develop agency and turn this new reality into a leadership opportunity – for parents, schools and children.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, 26th March from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Sign up below to receive your invite and a 5% discount for online purchases of books and stationery from Text Book Centre and MumsVillage Shop!

You will receive an email the day before the webinar with a link to join to the session, so be on the lookout!

Date: 26th, Thursday, March 2020
Time: 5: 30 PM – 6:30 PM
Online Webinar

HEADSHOT PARTY

Feb 08, 2020 9:00 am

Investing in a high quality professionally taken head shot is an investment in your personal brand. With the world vastly growing and changing with social media, it is important to make an impact in constantly promoting your abilities and skills. A head shot is the step in the right direction, as it conveys professionalism, shows off your personality before people meet you and supports and enhances your skills and experience on your profile.

The Women Work team would like to give you an experience that will make you feel good to look your best.
The make up will be done by Faces by Karsha who will offer natural, fresh and beautiful glam beat that enhances your natural features without looking overly done.
The photography for the day will be provided by Smilez Photography. They will give each of you your best photos edited. This experience will leave you with quality images of yourself to share with your professional peers, boost your self confidence all while having some fun.