WHO WE ARE
Ladies of Splendor is a platform that provides a safe space for young women in leadership to get together, learn, share their stories and be empowered through training and mentorship.
We believe in a Kenya where women have equal access and opportunity to participate in policy and the decision-making processes within the social, economic and political spheres of society in order to make their contribution to national sustainable development.
But right now, the reality is that women are grossly under-represented in all national processes and less than 2% of Kenyan women are actively influencing policy and decision-making. Unfortunately, this is denying society the chance to benefit from the amazing potential of women in leadership. By extension, girls grow up with a skewed worldview of who they can become or do. This limited ambition is passed on from one generation to another and it is fatal!
The root causes of this problem are cultural stereotypes that relegate women to the private sphere, lack of capacity and training, fewer role models, negative perception of women in leadership roles, limited access to education, limited access to opportunities for leadership and lack of confidence.
The root cause we would like to solve is; lack of capacity and exposure, fewer role models and lack of confidence.