Today we join the global community in celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Women are Ubuntu Life's driving force — in our Maker Studio in Maai Mahiu, where our bags and shoes are handmade. In Ngong Hills, where almost 800 Maasai women are involved in making our beaded bracelets. Our management team is 67% women, and at our sister Foundation, the majority of teachers, social workers and carers are women.
By embracing the spirit of Ubuntu — the African philosophy of interconnectedness — we see firsthand, every day, that when opportunities are created for women, they lift up their communities as they lift up themselves.
By participating in the #ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day, we renew our pledge to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality and to continually seek out and celebrate women's achievements. We know that, collectively, we can help create an inclusive world because from challenge comes change. We strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose, with our hands held high, to show our commitment to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.