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Leadership Fireside Chat
Running Her Show: Sportswear Entrepreneurship in Africa
Thursday, November 3, 2022
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Navalayo Osembo, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enda Athletic, Inc. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has worked internationally, including in the U.S., UK, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya where she utilizes her diverse skills as an accountant, lawyer, risk manager, and international development professional.
Navalayo is from a town near Eldoret, Kenya that has produced generations of the world’s greatest distance runners. Prior to creating Enda Athletic Inc., she started a sports academy in Bungoma, Western Kenya to provide sports prodigies from disadvantaged backgrounds access to much-needed professional training without compromising their education.
In order to maximize social impact in Kenya through sports, Navalayo teamed up with her Co-Founder to create Enda Athletic Inc., a made-in-Kenya running shoe brand that creates jobs, invests in local communities, and spurs economic development through exports.
Navalayo is a recipient of numerous awards including second runner-up for the 2021 Africa's Business Heroes award by the Jack Ma Foundation, Kenya's Top 40 under 40 Women, the Skoll World Forum's Emerging Leader, Builders of Africa's Future Awardee, among others. She is also a TEDx speaker.
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