Kenya’s Philomena Mburu has been awarded a mentorship opportunity with the world’s leading cloud software company Blackbaud for this year’s Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership program facilitated by the U.S. State Department and Fortune.
Ms Mburu is the founder and managing director of Phyna Consulting in Nairobi, that specializes in providing software development services for western companies looking to expand its software development practices in a cost-effective way while contributing to the development of emerging workforces and economies.
Mburu aspires to leverage her time with Blackbaud to gain insight that will expand her outsourcing practice to clients in North America, Europe and Australia. Kenya, for two weeks of on-site mentoring with its executive leaders.
The Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program connects emerging international businesswomen leaders with top American female executives. With the goal of providing the international women with the skills and experience to support growth and prosperity in their countries, the program begins in Washington, D.C., where they meet with senior women in government, business and the nonprofit sector.
Their two-week onsite professional mentorships give them the opportunity to learn about building a business and critical leadership skills, and cultivate a valuable network of global professionals.
“I want to thank Fortune and the U.S. State Department for selecting me to participate in this special mentorship program alongside so many other remarkable women leaders,” said Mburu.
“Through this program and Blackbaud’s mentorship, I’ll be able to advance my business, and more importantly, help educate and empower the women of Africa.”