A Leadership Gathering Like No Other

Like everything else in 2020, leadership was a little different. Virtual hangouts was the name of the game. However, despite that being the case, we still felt on fire from all the amazing interactions. Our theme of last year’s gathering was Imagine + Ignite and we felt as invigorated as ever by the collaborations. Our top Fellows took some time out to share their favorite moments, key takeaways, and all the ways they are thriving and making a difference in an ever-changing environment.  If you’ve ever wondered if you could make it as a Sseko Fellow then A) we [...]

By |2021-01-13T20:59:59+00:00January 14th, 2021|Business, Life at Sseko|0 Comments

What We’re Thankful For

This year has presented some especially unique challenges for everyone. As we’ve all fought to find our footing in an uncertain time, it’s easy to get lost in the struggles and forget the triumphs. We are thankful every year for our customers, our Sseko Fellows, and our teams working hard all over the world. But our gratitude has absolutely exploded this year as we watched everyone work harder than ever to adapt, grow, and thrive in this new landscape.  Individually, we have all had a chance to reflect on the things in our personal life too that have flourished [...]

By |2020-11-18T17:18:54+00:00November 26th, 2020|Life at Sseko|0 Comments

To Our Beloved Community

To Our Beloved Community:  As a leader of a company that exists to create community and opportunity for ALL women, it is imperative to me that our community knows the heart and beliefs of the leadership of this company.  We believe that Black lives matter.  They matter in Uganda and they matter in Ethiopia and they matter in the United States of America. They matter. Full stop.  A core belief at Sseko Designs is that we are better together. That we are connected to one another and, as Desmond Tutu reminds us, that my humanity is tied up with [...]

By |2020-06-05T22:29:03+00:00June 5th, 2020|Life at Sseko|0 Comments

Sseko Women Who Made History

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and it’s reserved to intentionally celebrate and highlight the contributions of women. Each year, The National Women’s History Alliance chooses a national theme and this year, they’ve chosen “Valiant Women of the Vote” in celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage of the 19th amendment.  While we are excited to celebrate this incredible time in history, we’re not without pause to recognize that our black sisters were not afforded those same voting rights that day in 1920. It was only through several decades of tireless effort (primarily lead by black women) that black women were finally [...]

By |2020-03-05T18:41:27+00:00March 5th, 2020|Life at Sseko, Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

A Note From Sseko’s Founder on Our 9th Birthday

Sseko Designs started in Uganda with four women under a mango tree making leather sandals with interchangeable straps. Mary, Mercy, Rebecca and myself. We were impossibly naive and hopeful about the future and the impact that a single girl and pair of sandals could make in her community and our world. […]

By |2018-07-11T22:23:50+00:00July 11th, 2018|Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Introducing the class of 2017!

January is one of our favorite months here at Sseko! We get to kick off the year by introducing you to a new team of university bound women who will work with us for 9 months while they earn an income for university and head off to school in the fall. This year we’ve welcomed 15 bright new faces into the Sseko workshop. This is the largest group we’ve ever had! We are so excited to introduce you to the Class of 2017! […]

By |2017-01-16T20:49:28+00:00January 16th, 2017|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments
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