_“Women hold up half the sky! Women do two-thirds of the world’s work, receive 10 percent of the world’s income and own 1 percent of the means of production. In the fight to end extreme poverty, tackling global gender inequality is a vital component. As women, we have the privilege and obligation to fight for women to be treated with respect and dignity to become fully who they were created to be.” - Liz Forkin Bohannon
With this passion for helping women succeed across the world, Liz Forkin Bohannon founded a not-for-profit company, Sseko Designs that provides employment assistance and entrepreneurial training to women in East Africa. She moved to Uganda in 2008 to assist in communication efforts for a youth development organization based in Kampala but was drawn to the idea that empowering women is the fundamental cornerstone in working towards a more just and peaceful world.
Liz now splits her time between Portland and Uganda working on projects through Sseko Designs as well as volunteering for a local fellowship program that mentors recent female graduates to assist them in their professional development.
For more information on Sseko Designs, please visit their website:www.ssekodesigns.com
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