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He for She: Celebrating Father’s Day with Stories of Supportive Guys

Dad, Daddy, Dada, Papa, Pops…. No matter what you call him, the sentiment is the same.  He’s the guy who celebrates your successes, pushes you to your potential, and cheers you on every step of the way.  Father’s Day is this Sunday and it has us thinking about dear old dad and all the other incredible men in our lives. No matter if it’s your dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, or neighbor, things wouldn’t be the same without those who offer a steadfast love, sacrifice for others, and the best cheesy jokes. We asked our Fellows to share [...]

By |2020-06-03T22:38:05+00:00June 18th, 2020|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Meet the Sseko Scholars Class of 2020!

We are so thrilled to introduce to you the bright, young women in the Sseko Scholars Class of 2020! Sseko Scholars program Sseko Designs started in Uganda 10 years ago with a dream to use business to create community and opportunity for the brightest women in east Africa to continue their education and become leaders in their communities. Sseko's impact is not in charity work, but rather in giving great jobs and scholarships to women who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend university. Every year, some of the most academically gifted young [...]

By |2020-03-17T05:13:33+00:00March 26th, 2020|Uganda, Women of 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 Conversation with Morgan Harper Nichols

Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, artist, and musician who was gracious enough to share her talent and beauty with us by modeling in our spring collection photoshoot. The SS20 Hopefully Yours collection is a celebration of hope and resilience. When we thought about women using their platform, gifts and skills to bring hope and truth, Morgan Harper Nichols was at the top of our list! (Not to mention, we knew she’d look stunning in all things Sseko! We are so grateful to have her image and spirit representing our favorite collection yet.  We’re so honored to connect with [...]

By |2020-02-28T00:19:39+00:00February 28th, 2020|Sseko Style, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Susan’s Story

I met Susan when we were both young women embarking on BIG adventures. I was in the early years of starting and launching Sseko and Susan was graduating from high school with big dreams about university and becoming a leader in her community. I distinctly remember sitting with her on the sandal production line while she diligently learned the manufacturing process while somehow managing to ask great questions and laugh loudly as she worked. Susan’s family moved to Uganda as Rwandan refugees during the Rwandan genocide. Although Susan’s story involves trauma and heartache, when I met Susan, I immediately [...]

By |2019-12-02T20:50:17+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Uganda, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Interview with Sarah Dubbeldam, Founder of Darling Magazine

Sarah Dubbeldam is a total boss. As the founder of Darling Magazine, she’s put her desire to see women uplifted into action and is making real waves of impact in the world. We were thrilled to have her model The Wonder Collection for Sseko and are excited to interview her today! You wear a lot of different hats! When someone asks what you do, how do you respond? As the founder of Darling, it’s my job to make sure that our mission to uplift women in their self-esteem and mental wellness flows seamlessly through all channels [...]

By |2019-04-22T18:28:55+00:00February 28th, 2019|Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Natasha: Lifelong Entrepreneur

When I was a little girl, I loved creating beaded jewelry. I would craft for hours with my little bead kit. Any time I got allowance money, I invested it in more beads. My parents always taught me that if you wanted something, you had to work for it. Although they provided a comfortable life for me, I was not just given everything I wanted. So I would take my little creations and lay them out on a card table in front of my mom’s apartment building with a caboodle full of coins I dug out of the [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:22:49+00:00February 19th, 2019|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Sierra’s Sseko Story

Long, long ago, way back when the Fellows Program wasn't supposed to be a real thing, I found it, and made it my thing. I was in Jim Thorpe, PA with my Husband for my birthday weekend getting ready to hike our favorite place, Glen Onoko falls, and saw that there was a small festival going on around the train tracks. I immediately plastered myself to the window shouting "Look, a Fair! It's Jim Thorpe's Birthday too! Let's stop!" This might be a major indicator as to why the first brave piece I was ever gifted was Whimsy, but [...]

By |2019-02-07T19:48:20+00:00February 7th, 2019|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|1 Comment

“I quit my job at Sseko Headquarters, then I joined them on my own terms.”

As far as we know, it’s not a common practice to publish interviews with employees who have quit working at your company. But we do things a little differently here at Sseko, and we are excited to share this story!  Adrienne Del Monte was a core member of team Sseko at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon for two years. She interviewed nearly a thousand women who were starting their journeys as Sseko Fellows and helped shape our community into the vibrant and welcoming place that it is. She recently quit  her job at Sseko and we’re sharing an interview with [...]

By |2018-11-01T16:02:24+00:00November 1st, 2018|Brave Spotlight, Women of Sseko|1 Comment