Source: How We Made It In Africa | by Dinfin Mulupi | 9 July 2014
‘Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series in which they pose the same 10 questions to business leaders across the continent. Here, they interview Dr Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding
1. What was your first job?
When I was 10 I worked in a neighbour’s kitchen garden removing weeds so that I could get some money to buy underwear. He did not give me money but he sent me to the village tailor who made for me underwear and my school uniform. I was so happy. That is how I started my entrepreneurial journey. My first job out of university was teaching, which I did for 10 years to the level of a senior lecturer at a local university, before joining the UN and later the Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT).