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Liz Forkin Bohannon

Sseko Designs
Liz is the founder of Sseko (Say-Ko) Designs. Sseko is an ethical fashion
brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment
and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their
education and become leaders in their country. In four years, Sseko has
grown from three women making sandals together under a mango tree, to an
international fashion brand that provides employment, educational
opportunities and entrepreneurial training to over 76 women in East Africa.
Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoe-maker, Liz shares her
passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative
leadership, gender equity, risk-taking, and empowering women. She believes
deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are
our future.
Liz's work has landed her on the show Shark Tank as well as recognition in
Bloomberg Business, Ingram's 30 under 30 and winner of The Bush Institute
Global Women's Award, Global Women's Champion Award and the Spanx
Leg Up Award.
She now splits her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she
and her husband Ben run Sseko Designs.