Avance media, Africa’s leading public relations agency late last month released their list of top 100 most influential young Kenyans. Ms. Rose Muturi a Strathmore University Business School (SBS) MBA programme student was atop the list as Kenya’s most influential young woman.
Avance Media is widely known for its online polls reporting Africa’s success stories and changing the narrative of the continent across a range of sectors. Ms. Muturi was nominated under the business category which is dedicated to individuals who run successful enterprises in Kenya, which are adding valuable social, economic and cultural remittances to lives and contributing towards shaping the image of the African continent.
Ms. Muturi currently holds the role of East Africa Managing Director of TALA, an online money lending platform. She emerged as the 1st woman and the 4th most influential Kenyan youth overall. She came in behind Darshan Chandaria of Chandaria industries, Njugush a local comedian and Victor Wanyama a professional footballer, respectively.
When asked why she felt this award was justified, she said, “this was the people’s choice, a clear indication that the company I represent is slowly becoming a household name. Even if people may not resonate with my name, they certainly do with TALA.” Her passion for her job clear in every sentence she puts out having seen her team grow from 26 staff to now almost 200 with over 2.5 Million customers in Kenya and Tanzania in less than 5 years, she is indeed influential.
In a word of advice to those who voted for her and fellow youth aspiring to achieve great heights she says “Time and chance happens to us all, so wake up, dress up and show up! Never get tired of knocking on those doors of opportunity. Whatever you pursue, think long term. Get mentors and always reach out to them, you’ll be surprised by the wealth of wisdom. As they say, experience is a good teacher, but someone else’s experience is an even better teacher. If your mentor learnt a tough lesson, no need to go through the same lesson in real life to be sure. Lastly, always respect people’s time. It’s the one thing you can never pay back.”
We congratulate you Rose Muturi as you continue to offer service to society and inspire others. See ranking here http://ke.avancemedia.org/
This article was written by Pamela Nyandat.
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