"There is also a cultural bias; most people in our society still believe that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. On average, people don’t take women seriously. It can be challenging to get people to listen to me and I need to be either very persuasive or assertive."
- Lorna Rutto is a Kenyan eco-preneur, and the inspiring founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created in response to the need to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya's huge plastic waste problem. In 2009 she founded her company, which collects plastic waste and manufactures commercially viable, highly durable, and importantly environmentally friendly fencing posts, used widely across Kenya. In 2011, Lorna was recognised by the prestigious Cartier Women's Initiative Awards as their laureate for sub-Saharan Africa.
Read Lorna's full LoA Profile here.