We all want to make a difference with our lives, to do something meaningful and leave a mark. But for so many people, they wait too long to be zapped by a specific, unique calling. If that's you- you find yourself waiting and wondering, maybe on the verge of feeling like you're languishing, then you're going to want to meet my friend, Liz Bohannon.
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs. Sseko is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country. In four years, Sseko has grown from three women making sandals together under a mango tree, to an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training to over 50 women in East Africa.
Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoe-maker, Liz shares her passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative leadership, gender equity, risk-taking, and empowering women. She believes deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.
She now splits her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Ben run Sseko Designs.
Her new book, Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now
, is now available.
On the episode:
Producer : Tatave Abeshyan
Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel
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