Country: Kenya

Sector: Development Finance

Age: 41

Millicent serves as the Advisor, Women Empowerment Policy and Affirmative Finance at the Office of the President, African Development Bank (AfDB). At the Bank, she has guided transformative gender finance by strengthening gender mainstreaming across AfDB operations and strategies while also addressing the Bank’s internal transformation to make it a more supportive, gender-responsive institution that values its female and male staff equally.

Alongside the finance space, she consistently contributes to the national and regional gender machinery for empowerment of women and girls through Kenya Girl Guides Association, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya, Association of Women Accountants in Kenya and the Gender Sector Working Group in Kenya.

She is also a regional advocate for financial inclusion and women’s voice through the African Women Leadership Network (AWLN).

She previously served as the Chief Operations Officer and Head of Business at the Agricultural Finance Corporation, General Manager at Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, and Head of programs at AFRACA, Family Bank, PwC and KCB Group.

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