Patricia Okelo

Founder of Kayana Creatives 

Patricia is passionate about entrepreneurship and empowering women. She is a strong believer that women entrepreneurs will be in the frontline in changing Africa for the better. She is the Co-Author of – A Candid Handbook for Women doing Business in Kenya, primarily to encourage women to venture into entrepreneurship, as she believes that this will empower them into leadership roles.

She is the founder of Candid Conversations: Circles for Women in Business. This is a community of female entrepreneurs who believe in the principle of abundance. It’s a space where knowledge is shared through candid conversations held through curated networking events. They hold a monthly mentorship and coaching session of 100 women covering a variety of topics including grit, finance, technology, branding, and leadership.

In March 2019, Patricia founded, Kayana Creative, a female-owned business accelerator opened its doors to a community of like-minded female entrepreneurs, creating an enabling environment to move their business from ideation to launch then to scale. Currently, Kayana has impacted 480 women-led SMEs, offering support such as market linkages, legal processing, formalization of processes, packaging, and branding. In 2019, Kayana hosted the premium Kenya Cottage industry expo and in October 2020, Kayana with partners will be launching a B2B marketplace to facilitate access to credit and cross border transactions to businesses across Africa, targeting Women.

Patricia is also the Founder of Willart Productions Limited, founded in 2000, primarily to offer professional design services for Kenyan based organizations. The desire to be flexible, travel and explore creativity was the main driving force behind going into business, as it offered more freedom than a job would give her. Willart Productions has since grown from a small design shop to a business offering below the line advertising services as well as branding solutions for various organizations including NGOs such as Oxfam,  Pathfinder International,  Corporates such as Google, Oracle, Huawei.

In addition to this in 2012, she set up a professional events company, Conferencing In A Box, that offers creative experiential marketing events. As a natural offshoot to Willart Productions. Conferencing In A Box has been successful in creating deeper interactions with their shared clients.

Patricia is the recipient of the Enterprising Women Award, 2014, in Florida, USA.

 

Patricia is married to Joseph Okelo. They have three children Kaya (18) and Ayana (15) and Zahari (5) Patricia lives in Nairobi.

Sites:

www.willart.com

www.hawafoundation.org

www.conferencinginabox.com

www.candidbusinesswomen.co.ke

www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-okelo/7/512/2a4

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