A proud Kenyan-Canadian, Karen is a Top 100 Canadian Professionals 2020 (June 2020), a #GlobalLinkedInSuperhero (June 2020), an Obama White House recognized Gender Equality Changemaker (June 2016) and Canadian Global Goodwill Ambassador (Jan 2018).
A recognized Global Game Changer, Karen is a leading expert and “go-to person” for organizations who are serious about “getting equality work right”. She helps her clients move from talking to walking the talk.
A true global equality influencer, she has a rich Intl network of 7000+ EDI practitioners.
Karen advises, trains and works with private sector, government, not-for-profit, academia, local communities and professionals to promote gender equality, diversity, inclusion & accessibility – in Canada & overseas.
Founder of the AIMS African Women in STEM Initiative (AIMSWIS) (2016), she has helped raise over $100 million to build STEM capacity in Africa and has impacted millions of women, men and children through programs she has helped design, implement and support during her 20 year global career.
Promoting equality is a deeply personal calling and she has mastered how to create real sustainable impact. Her track record of partners and testimonials speaks for itself.
Karen’s unique perspective & innovative approach make her extremely effective. She has an innate gift for transforming individuals and organizations, engaging and empowering men & marginalized groups in this often tense work.
As a professional Speaker Karen delivers authentic keynote addresses, weaving in stories of her work and life that resonate deeply, educating and inspiring others into action.
A seasoned, powerful, positive change maker, Karen is on a mission to promote global equality.
She has shared her expertise with CIBC bank, Women of Influence, Ontario Power Generation, Metrolinx, Osler LLP, PwC Canada, adidas & Reebok Canada, Public Inc, CJRU: The Scope Radio Station (Ryerson), University of Melbourne, Thought Exchange, etc.
She has worked with leading NGOs in Canada and overseas (Plan International, Plan Canada, World Vision, MCIC, OCIC, ICN, CCA, CRC, CESO, DEVP, Oxfam Canada.)
She also provided technical advice to the UN, Government of St Lucia and several Canadian Govt Agencies: Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Canadian Immigration Canada. She has also supported with Status of Women Councils across Canada on how to apply GBA+ (gender based analysis & intersectionality) in govt policies & frameworks.