Persis Ashers: Igniting the Leadership Spark in East African Women

Persis AshersPersis Ashers always wished to lead an exciting life. The entrepreneur, mentor, volunteer, and wife has fit a lot into her 26 years and she’s only just getting started. Not content with overseeing operations for the fastest growing research market consultancy in Africa, meeting US President Obama, and being selected as a Global Women Entrepreneurship Institute Fellow, this Kenyan go-getter is in the midst of getting the non-profit Akilah Academy, a girls’ professional development institute, on its feet. Successful by anyone’s standards, Ashers’ motivations are refreshing. (more…)