UWS alumna and Tanzanian is a serial entrepreneur with a big vision
A UWS graduate who completed her DBA at University of the West of Scotland’s (UWS) London Campus has featured recently in the Lionesses of Africa magazine.
Dr Jesca Mhoja Nkwabi, DBA 2020, is CEO of KOM Group of Companies, one of Tanzania’s leading manufacturers of agroprocessing products as well as industrial goods, and the recipient of the manufacturing founder of the year under 30 category award. She has also been featured in the Rising Woman Initiative by Citizen and was recognised as the Tanzanian She Hero in 2021.
Talking about her entrepreneurial journey in the Lionesses of Africa blog, Jesca said: “From a young age, I was taught the value of hard work and staying resilient. In recognizing my passion for entrepreneurship, I was sent to business schools in India and the United Kingdom to hone my knowledge and skills in business.”
“My advice for aspiring women entrepreneurs is to identify what you are good at and turn your passion into business. You can begin by exploring problems that you are facing and which your community is experiencing and come up with a solution to resolve the issues.
“Invest time researching and exploring ideas and writing these down in a business plan to be able to start, manage and grow your business. Having a sound business plan increases your chances of getting external funds but also growing your business by being able to track the progress of the goals. Entrepreneurship is a process it won’t always be easy but through resilience it can be done, and you can scale your business to greater heights.”
In addition to her many endeavours in business, Jesca is actively involved in initiatives that promote entrepreneurial activities among women. She serves as the Chairperson of Young Women Entrepreneurs and is a member of Women Power Africa and Women Empowerment Network.
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