Brave Spotlight, Sseko Fellows

Jessica: Reflecting on my first year as a Sseko Fellow

There are honestly so many things I love about Sseko but the one thing that keeps coming to my mind is the community. There is a special bond of friendships that happen when you become a Fellow and the relationships that happen with the amazing women in Uganda is so powerful. I love that we are all in this together. It’s not a race for someone to get there first, we are here to encourage one another and look at the bigger picture and dream together of an independent and bright future.

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Brave Spotlight, Women of Sseko

“I quit my job at Sseko Headquarters, then I joined them on my own terms.”

As far as we know, it’s not a common practice to publish interviews with employees who have quit working at your company. But we do things a little differently here at Sseko, and we are excited to share this story! 

Adrienne Del Monte was a core member of team Sseko at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon for two years. She interviewed nearly a thousand women who were starting their journeys as Sseko Fellows and helped shape our community into the vibrant and welcoming place that it is. She recently quit  her job at Sseko and we’re sharing an interview with her to dish all the details! 

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An Interview with Gabrielle Blair: Design Mom

Gabrielle Blair (a.k.a. Design Mom), an inspiring mother of six with an incredible talent for design and the founder of Alt Summit. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Gabrielle designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking! 

Catch our interview with Gabrielle herself!

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An Interview with Jenna Kutcher: Inspiration, Total Boss, Designer for Sseko

Jenna Kutcher is a total boss. She’s smart, driven, compassionate and hilarious. Seriously, if you don’t know who Jenna is already… you’re missing out BIG time. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Jenna designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking! 

Catch our interview with Jenna herself!

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Uganda, Women of Sseko

Meet Sharon: Sseko Seamstress

Sharon is the leader of our ribbon sandal strap team and a talented seamstress. She is a quick-learner, diligent with all the work she’s given. She’s the type of person who makes your spirit feel happy from talking to her, and at the end of each interaction, you just want to hug her.

Sharon is incredibly loving and generous to her family and friends and is a joy to have around. She’s said that “keeping quiet makes me sick,” so if you ever need a good chat, Sharon is your girl. She’s married and she and her husband just welcomed their second child. We were able to catch this interview with her before she left for maternity leave! 

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