Social entrepreneur. Fonder and CEO of the ethical fashion brand Sseko Designs
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women by providing them with employment and educational opportunities and helping them become leaders in their home countries. After graduating from the University of Missouri and majoring in journalism, Liz moved to Uganda, where she traveled to learn how to produce footwear by hand. There she started Sseko Design with three young women, and it soon grew into an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training to hundreds of women in East Africa and across the globe.
Through her conferences, Liz Bohannon shares inspiring lessons she learned during the origin of Sseko Designs: social entrepreneurship, conscious consumption, social justice, creative leadership, empowerment and gender equality.
Publications such as Vogue Magazine and Redbook Magazine have also featured this story, as well as TV shows such as Shark Tank and Good Morning America.
Liz Bohannon was recently named a top three Transformation Leader by John Maxwell and Bloomberg Businessweek named Sseko as a top social enterprise. Forbes named Liz one of the top 20 public speakers in the U.S. noting the captivating nature of her inspirational and authentic voice.
She is the author of Beginner's Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now, in which she encourages others to find their passion and purpose through their own failures and successes.
Liz Bohannon currently divides her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband run Sseko Designs and raise their two young children.
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