Betty Mbithi

Country: Kenya

Organization: Abetec Business Solutions

Title: Founder

Focus area of organization: 

Mentoring and coaching young girls and women on entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy and personal development.

Learning from Philanthropy University: 

Betty came to Philanthropy University and took five courses to learn about the fundamentals of social sector leadership. “I learned that learning, collaborating, innovating and being more creative is very important,” she said. “This was useful because I realized to participate in tackling the major issues of our time we need to rethink our traditional models, push the boundaries and look for new approaches to deliver long term impact.”

Her biggest accomplishment, which she attributes to her experiences with Philanthropy University, is the founding of her own social enterprise. Philanthropy University encouraged Betty to look at social challenges from a different perspective and highlighted the importance of collaborating with others.