Digital & eCommerce Director, 360 Degrees International
Dorothy Githae is an award winning personality (Awarded Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All, 2017). She is a Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK as well as a graduate with Business Finance Degree from the University of Glamorgan. She has worked closely with African Union in accelerating Africa Agenda 2063 through Economic Empowerment of Women & Youth Entrepreneurs. She is the National Consultant for International Trade Centre SheTrades Program & a founder member/CEO of 360 Degrees International. Dorothy is especially focussed on use of Technology & Digital Marketing for African Enterprises whilst involving the Private Sector to mentor & support their business development
In addition, with the experience & expertise working with International brands, working & living in Europe for 9 years Dorothy has an understanding of the need and what it takes for African Entrepreneurs to achieve Global Aspirations. Dorothy is excited to be part of the Gender Agenda (Socio-Economic Empowerment), working towards the Sustainable Development Goals & Agenda 2063 for Africa’s Transformation.
Dorothy is self motivated, entrepreneurial, high performing, can do, flexible & focussed professional. Bubbly, at ease with collaborating & managing relationships at all levels. She has proven best in class record in working with training of Entrepreneurs & Start-ups in Digital Marketing Skills, Women Empowerment, Business Development, Entertainment, TV Production/Host, Head of Retail & Strategic Partnerships Strategic Partnership East & Central Africa, Head of Customer Service Equatorial Africa for DHL Express, prior to that she worked for Virgin Mobile in the UK & Nestle.
Dorothy is a Certified Trainer by DHL in International Trade Logistics. In 2009, she contributed to and co hosted a TV show that was focussed on Business Development & Marketing for Small & Medium Enterprises, Micro SMEs & Mama Mboga called Smart Beginnings
Dorothy has been a speaker, key resource or part of the secretariat at: Africa Union Women & Youth Entrepreneurs Economic Empowerment 2017, Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2016, Kenya Multi-Stake Holder Agri-Business Delegation to Ireland 2016 (included Government, Private Sector, Irish Ambassador), Women Economic Forum, New Delhi 2017, 1st Africa Post Harvest Loss Congress 2016, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, UNCTAD 14 – As part of Planning Secretariat & Private Sector Exhibitor 2016, Tokyo International Conference For African Development, TICAD 6 Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Lagos 2016
Africa is a continent filled with energetic and passionate people. If the world can scale up successful entrepreneurs in Africa by 2025, the mass migration and brain drain out of Africa will be stemmed massively. Having travelled widely across Africa meeting and impacting Entrepreneurs & I believe that one of the key ways to end poverty in Africa is by enriching the Micro SMEs & SMEs by capacity building them, providing the access to Data enabled phones, introducing them to Africa’s success stories, role models, entrepreneurs who have made it despite all odds.
During the TICAD 2016 Conference in Kenya. UNDP launched a Report that found out that…. Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth. “If gender gaps can be closed in labour markets, education, health, businesses, then poverty and hunger eradication can be accelerated” Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is the right thing to do, and is a development imperative” said UNDP’s Helen Clark