My research interests are in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in different socio-cultural contexts, venture capital, micro/rural finance, and MSME development.
I defended my PhD thesis titled “Women’s Entrepreneurial Identities: A typology based on insights from entrepreneurship programs in two different contexts” in November 2017, at the Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics.
My current research falls into two streams: the first focuses on entrepreneurial identities in different contests and the interaction between the individual and context; while the second looks at the influence of media on societal perceptions regarding women’s entrepreneurship.
I have been a teaching assistant/co-instructor for the MSc Negotiations for start-ups, and Business Plan Project courses. Currently I am teaching in the BSc Global Challenges – Expressing course.
Prior to joining the PhD program, I worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Kenya and Italy, where I was involved in the financial and operational management of various projects. I hold an MBA (finance) degree from the United States International University-Africa, Kenya.