Women in Leadership
Caroline Wanjiku Kamanja, CEO of Daproim Africa Limited, is a social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Caroline recognizes that there are very few employment opportunities for the youth and has embarked on a mission to change this narrative. The Digital Campus Connect program was created with the intention of training and employing bright underserved University Students.
Being a social entrepreneur herself, she understands the importance of Business being good for the world and was the first Kenyan entrepreneur to enlist her organization to be part of the B Corp movement. A B Corp Corporation aims to balance both profit and purpose – to use business as a force for doing good.
Caroline is bent on successfully guiding her organization to greater heights and as a result has partaken in several initiatives that have proven beyond reasonable doubt her expertise and sheer diligence. She was a participant in the Keroche Foundation Academy Season II where she emerged victorious amongst all her other capable peers.
The Next Step
One not to be slowed down, Caroline applied for the Alibaba E-founders. With roughly 1,000 African applications for the program, only 29 people got the nod to go to east China’s Zhejiang Province for the seminar. She was among the 29 and her sole mission was to find out more about the trend in the markets, because Chinese E-commerce is really good at technology on using data.
She understands that staying teachable is the most important skill in this era and is enlisted in the Stanford Seed Program where she gets to sap knowledge from the experts, with a vision of expanding her youth employability initiative to spread to the whole of Africa.
Her most notable achievement by far is being a mom to her adorable daughter. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it is about the change you make in people’s lives”- Michelle Obama