17th March 2023
“Never start a business to ‘make money’. Start a business to make a difference”. - Marie Forelo
Women in business have experienced it all, from fighting the pay gap to juggling family responsibilities and their businesses. That’s why in the spirit of Women's History month, Braeburn Arusha hosted its very first women-led trade fair on 15th March, to honour local businesses run by women who worked tirelessly and fearlessly to advance future generations of women in business. From candy to jewellery to spices, we had more than 20 stalls set up in our hardcourt. Our aim in helping these women advertise and market their businesses for free was to empower students, especially girls, to start their own businesses and strive to gain more independence in their own lives.
I speak for all the students when I say it was truly inspiring to hear these independent and influential women talk about their businesses, the challenges they overcame, and what it takes to make your name in a male-dominated industry.
Simultaneously we also hosted a fundraiser selling the best brownies Braeburn has to offer and raised over 200,000 Tsh all of which will go to underprivileged girls who don't have access to menstrual products. We hope to make this an annual event, with the hope that more businesses join us next time!