Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors
Fortune magazine, sponsorship, women
Heidrick & Struggles is proud to once again be a Silver Sponsor for the 2011 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Now in its thirteenth year, the Summit is the world's premier gathering of women leaders in business, government, academia, philanthropy, and the arts.
This year’s theme: The Start of Something Big, inspired us to search for women who are starting something big in their own lives and who are role models for other women in their communities, which is how we discovered the Kamukunji Women Group. These women pooled their talent and resources together in 2005 to improve their families’ livelihood by making and selling handbags in the markets of Kenya. Now successful entrepreneurs, they stand out as pillars in Kamukunji, a residential town in Starehe County, just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
We are proud to bring their beautifully crafted handbags to this inspiring event and we hope it will serve as an inspiration for us all to persevere in the start of something big!