Jun 28, 2017
Next up in our series about creative women who do interesting work, Tsh talks to a woman who, on a whim (and fresh out of college herself), told a group of Ugandan women that she'd pay their way to college. Little did she know this was the beginning of a social enterprise that's changing both the footwear industry and the lives of hundreds of women. Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a company that started with leather sandals with interchangeable ribbons. They now also make leather bags, accessories, and a wide variety of sandals, and they’ve got a business model that helps bridge the gap for women between high school and college. She's been on Shark Tank, and she still travels back and forth all the time between Uganda and her home in Portland, juggling her role as founder and CEO while also having a new job title: mom. If you’re interested in social entrepreneurialism, this episode is for you! Liz pulls back the curtain to show us how she gets it done. For show notes, head to thesimpleshow.com and look for episode 82.