Meet Elizabeth Marami, Kenya’s first female marine pilot, passionate youth advocate and Kuza board member, who tells us about her struggles, her challenges and motivations to become one of the global 1% of women in the professional maritime life.
‘Though she be but little, she is fierce” may be your first thought when meeting Elizabeth Marami, Kenya’s first ever female marine pilot. When the petite, twenty something is not in her uniform, ‘Liz’ is a fashion blogger and mentor to girls and women in the marine field, she is also the founder of ‘Against the Tide’, an online empowerment campaign. As a passionate youth advocate, you can also find Liz on the board of the Kuza Project, a youth employment project run by Adam Smith International at the coast in Kenya. We’ve met with the trailblazer in Nairobi to discuss why being the first woman matters and what needs to change for other young people in Africa.
By Kete Shabani, Adam Smith International