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Add depth to your event by inviting one of Asante Africa’s Alumni or community leaders to be a guest speaker. These inspiring leaders are sure to stimulate conversation and ignite groundbreaking ideas.

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CAROLYNE SUNTE

Asante Africa Alumni & Entrepreneur

 

Biography

Carolyne Sunte is a young entrepreneur and Alumni of Asante Africa Youth Leadership Program. Carolyne holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

She is passionate about advocating girl-child education and empowering the youth. She is skilled in coaching youth on financial skills and conducting Leadership training. Through her passion as a mentor, she embraced a fanatical interest in leadership and so has founded the Angaza Foundation (community Based organization).

Carolyne has a keen interest in media studies and is enthusiastic to become an outstanding and successful woman with a definite goal of becoming a renowned Journalist advancing issues specific to marginalized groups.

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SAMSON NYONGESA 

Asante Africa Alumni & Founder "Life Transformers"

Biography

Samson was born in Western Kenya and grew up in a polygamous family of 15 children. While his mother struggled to support him through primary school, paying for high school was financially impossible so he was forced to drop out. Samson met Asante Africa in 2008 while living in a IDP –Refugee camp after the 2008 prose election violence. Over the next 3 years, he proceeded to graduate #2 in the school district winning him a scholarship to the University of Nairobi. Thanks to his USA sponsor he has now recently completed his Bachelors in Economics.

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ERNA GRASZ 

CEO - Asante Africa Foundation

 

Biography

Erna Grasz co-founded Asante Africa Foundation with two visionary African women from Kenya and Tanzania. Originally trained as an Electrical-System Engineer, she spent her early career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. While spending 25 years in the Corporate world as a senior executive, she earned the reputation as a strategic leader.

In 2011 she left the corporate world to manage the organization full time. Erna brings her business savviness to the Non Profit world and is the visionary behind many of the organization’s innovative programs and practices.

In 2013 Erna was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for public service. She is on global stages on topics of traversing the corporate-non profit divide, executive leadership, innovative education programs, and sustainable philanthropy.

 

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HITAL MURAJ

Manager, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems

Biography

Hital is a recognized industry leader and has spoken at many UN and Government conferences in Africa on engaging youth in technology and eradicating poverty using technology. Her hard work and dedication have earned her awards such as Global Ambassador for Youth from Usher's New Look Foundation, Inclusion and Diversity Ambassador for Middle East and Africa for Cisco,  as well as many others.  She has been nominated as one of Kenya's Top 40 Most Powerful Women Under 40 for two consecutive years. 

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ANNE MUENI MULI

Asante Africa Alumna & Rising Business Star

Biography

Anne Muli is the owner of Boon Investment Enterprises in Kenya, a mobile Banking enterprise, currently working for three banks in Kenya (KCB Bank, EQUITY Bank, FAMILY Bank and Safaricom), originally trained in purchasing and supplies management from Kisii University in Kenya, she has interned with Coca-Cola and compassion international. She has a certificate in certified public Accountancy part IV.

Anne currently works for Asante Africa Foundation as the Leadership and Entrepreneurship program Manager, a program that provides vulnerable youths from deeply rural areas of EA with hands on skills and opportunities for rapidly changing and expanding EA economic landscape. Anne brings to the panel her leadership and entrepreneurial skills of how young people can discover their potentials and be successful. Anne has spoken in different leadership forums (Global Education Fund, Asante Africa Leadership summit, Kisii University Leadership Forum)

She believes young people in developing countries have great potential, they only need exposure to basic skills and direction on how those skills can be translated to opportunities. She spends her free time dancing.