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Akraya, Inc Hosts Women Entrepreneurs from Rwanda in Partnership with the Institute for Economic Emp
Akraya, Inc. will host two women entrepreneurs from Rwanda during the week of July 13 as part of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) Peace through Business Program.
Akraya will welcome Rwanda natives Dianne Dusaidi and Divine Umubyeyi on Monday, July 13th. The entrepreneurial women will stay at the home of Akraya President and Co-Founder Sonu Ratra.
Dusaidi and Umubyeyi will spend the week meeting with Akraya executives and employees, learning new business best practices that they can apply to their own businesses when they return home. They will take tours of some of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses and participate in informational interviews with managers. Additionally, they’ll have other networking opportunities such as a Wine and Cheese night hosted by Ratra and attended by influential Bay Area businesswomen. The week will close out with an ice cream social celebration at Akraya’s Santa Clara headquarters,
“Having come from India, I understand the circumstances women entrepreneurs face in developing countries. This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us to make a difference.”
This will be the third year Ratra has spearheaded Akraya’s has participation in IEEW’s Peace through Business Program. Ratra was named to IEEW’s Board of Directors last year.
Dusaidi established Legacy45 Entertainment with her sister. Legacy45 is a local Rwandan multi-media production company. The production company first opened its doors in November 2012 with the vision of informing, entertaining and enlightening audiences in Africa. The flagship program, a morning show called Rise and Shine Rwanda on RTV, airs from Monday-Friday 7-8am with a rebroadcast at 12pm. The presenters discuss a wide range of topics from news, business, sports and lifestyle. The show has generated over 100,000 views on YouTube since its launch.
Umubyeyi is the founder of The Path of Success, a Rwandan retailing business oriented in field of office supplies and stationeries. The company serves a wide range of customers including corporations and government agencies, schools, private business offices and non-governmental organizations. Path of Success sells quality products that use recycled materials, reuse "recharged" existing parts, or use non-toxic alternatives. The store sells recycled paper ranging from notepads to envelopes to copier paper, a wide range of laser toner, inkjet cartridges and common office supplies such as office furniture.
IEEW was founded in 2006 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit empowering women to grow their businesses, pursue greater entrepreneurial ventures, and become more active public policy advocates. The Institute accomplishes this mission by focusing on education, mentorship, and coaching women in the US and abroad who are seeking to acquire entrepreneurial skills to help start and grow a business. For more information about IEEW, please visit www.ieew.org.
Akraya is a multiple award-winning staffing and recruiting agency specializing in providing IT, Engineering, Creative and Marketing talent. Clients include Fortune 500 Global 500 and innovative start-ups. A certified woman-owned, minority-owned business, Akraya is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices located across the US, Canada and India. For more information about Akraya please visit www.akraya.com.