Icon MD Re-invited By US State Department

Icon MD Re-invited By US State Department

Grace Kiraguri - Picture 2In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.

“I worked in various companies gaining relevant marketing experience after graduating and one day I found myself without a job,” explains Grace. “I had been laid off. It was during this gap of job searching that I got an offer to serve as a consultant for an international athletic event…upon completion of the task, the idea of setting up my own sports firm was born.”

“Sports marketing was somewhat a new business frontier in Kenya.  I am perhaps the first female managing director in a sports organization in Kenya.”

The journey through her professional career led Grace to the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program along with 16 other emerging female leaders in sports from around the world. During this program, Grace worked closely for three weeks with an American female executive in the sports industry to acquire new business skills and managerial knowledge.

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