Jun 26, 2018
If you’re ever looking for an
excuse to sit and talk with the people you most admire, start a
podcast. This week I am talking to the amazing impact entrepreneur,
Liz Bohannon. She lives in Portland, Oregon but her reach extends
across continents. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs,
an ethical fashion brand. The amazing thing is that they work
directly with women in East Africa and help a lot of them earn
money to go to college.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Kaftan
and I met at the Wild Hearts Conference. When we were in the green
room backstage, I literally asked her if I could try on the dress
she was wearing. Yes, that was the start of our
never thought a kaftan would look good on me, but it did! And this
dress fits all sizes from 0 to 16. How incredible is
- “I didn’t think I was
going to kaftan evangelize, at least not this early in the
anyone else obsessed with personality tests??
come to the conclusion that if you’re a bit uncomfortable with your
enneagram score, it means you probably got the right score.
Wanna know what numbers Liz and I are? You gotta listen to
- Enneagrams help Liz to recognize everyone’s
unique contributions to this complex world we live in.
“I am delighted by difference.”
- “Come be a part of what
we’re doing, but don’t do it out of pity or charity. Do it out of a
sense of camaraderie and excitement about the future that we’re
building together.”Sseko Designs has a Fellow program where people
in the United States can be involved with the brand by hosting
events and representing Sseko in their own community.
found that there was a need for opportunity for women in the United
States as well as East Africa.
- Recently Sseko Designs brought 10 United States
Fellows to Uganda. The women of Sseko and the fellows got a chance
to share their stories with one another. How powerful is
- “You’re not going on a
mission trip, you are going to meet your colleagues that are
alongside of you and that are co-creating a brighter future with
is constantly asking herself, “Are we doing this
in a way that is consistent, true to the core of our mission, and
For those of you who are
inspired by what you’ve learned here today, you can make a
difference. Liz loves to see inspired women inspire other women. It
starts a chain of fulfillment and passion for life.
“If she can do it, why can’t I?”
I hope you’re feeling as
absolutely inspired as I am. Liz is such a genuine soul and I had
so much fun talking with her. If you enjoyed this episode, I want
to invite you to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. It would
mean so much!
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Sseko Designs Website
Sseko Deigns Fellow Program
Sseko Designs Kaftan
‘Meet the Women’
Sseko Deisngs Instagram