Promo: African Women in Tech and Design (AWiTad) Ep 4

Podcast Title: African Women in Tech and Design (AWiTad)

Category: Podcast Series/Episode 4 Promo

Theme: Tech and Design

Episode Four Title: Journey to Mia Mara

About the Episode

In this show, the Podcast’s host, Ziki guides listeners into the Story of Mia Mara, a Kenyan fashion Design house created and manages by Lorna.

Lorna has been in the fashion industry since 2008 where she has gained a wide experience making clothes for women as well as and men and children.

Lorna has participated in many local fashion shows and has also been a contestant in various local and international fashion competitions such as:

  • Redds Africa Fashion Design Awards [RAFDA] 2008
  • Safari Fashion Runway Reality Show [2013]
  • Africa Designers For Tomorrow [FA254] 2014

In 2016, she became a Mandela Washington Fellow participating in the Young African Leaders Imitative program started by President Barrack Obama.

Lorna also participated in an incubator programme, the Mitreeki project by She Trades. Here is a great space for Lorna to acquire additional skills, from the design process to business to marketing, all of which have the potential for steering her brand to international markets.

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About the Podcast Series

In the Beginning, somewhere in 2016, there was Ziki with an idea for a radio programme to showcase Africa’s Art and Design journey. It took a long time for Development Through Media (DTM) to buy into the idea. Then in late 2017, our producer had a chance meeting with Eve and the ensuing discussions with both Ziki and Eve led to the inclusion of IT aspects into the Podcast. With Ziki and Eve agreeing to donate their time to hosting the 12 episodes in the inaugural season, the idea for the Podcast was finally concluded.

The African Women in Technology and Design (AWiTaD) Podcast is in essence aims to to feature women of African descent who have built, or are well on their way to building successful businesses in IT and Design. The Podcast provides a platform for these women to share their stories and the journeys they have taken to get them where they are today. It also explores their thoughts as they share their plans on future endeavors as business owners and/or influencers in the field of Tech and Design. Read more


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