10 International Women of Power to Watch

LornaRotto

THE ECO-ENTREPRENEUR: LORNA RUTTO A former financial industry professional, Rutto couldn't erase the images of plastic waste that saturated her surroundings as a young girl. In 2010, she founded EcoPost, a company that collects plastic waste and turns it into fencing posts, meeting yet another demand for Kenya's many country homes, farms and gaming reserves. Her company is credited with getting rid of 300 tons of plastic in the country, and lessening the need for depletion of forests for wood use. Rutto became a Cartier Women's Initiative Laureate in 2011 after receiving the award for Sub-Saharan Africa, and her company continues to contribute to the employment woes of the company as well, with a focus on putting local women to work.

THE ECO-ENTREPRENEUR: LORNA RUTTO A former financial industry professional, Rutto couldn’t erase the images of…

  • Ken owino

    a true vision 2030 model for kenya and the entire african continent!