we have an exciting announcement to make. the full-time team Sseko here in the US is no longer a team of two. we’ve added a new addition and we couldn’t be more excited about it. (and no. this is STILL not a baby announcement. sorry to disapoint.)
we knew that the first person to join our little team of two in Portland would have to be special. we get that working with a married couple could be kind of intimadating. and let’s be honest, neither Ben nor I have what can be described as “mild” personalities. we knew we needed someone who could hold their own, speak up and help us make Sseko great.
and we found her. her name is laura. she is smart and bold and passionate. a triple threat, if you ask me. she’ll be officially joining us when we return from Uganda. she will be helping us take care of our existing retail partners and helping us find new ones. (retail partners, you’re going to LOVE her. promise.)
here is a little something from laura. feel free to stop by anytime to say hi to this growing crew!
Hello all! My name is Laura Corder and I am super excited to join the team here in Portland as the new Sales and Brand Advocate. When I first heard about Sseko, I immediately thought to myself how cool it would be to work for such a purposeful company. Less than a year later I found myself applying for the first opening in their US office!
With a background in school counseling and social work, the thought of pursuing this position didn’t exactly track with everyone’s idea of what I would be doing (even mine at first, admittedly). But I knew that no matter the job, I wanted one that I deemed important. I am certain that in combining business savvy with people skills, at a company that supports women’s education and the Ugandan economy, I have found something to get behind here at Sseko. Plus, who doesn’t love the beautiful sandals and clutches?!
I moved to Oregon this summer from Virginia, and cannot wait to dive into all that is happening in this city, at Sseko Designs, and even, dare I say, East Africa! Thanks to the co-dreamers for welcoming me to the dream team!