The Rallying Cry is a product of female leadership, shared values and collective wisdom.
The Rallying Cry is a product of female leadership, shared values and collective wisdom. At the heart of our work and vision is an incredible group of trailblazing women business leaders across Africa who bring their voices, insights and lived experiences, including Vaezi Chima, Madhvi Dalal, Béatrice Despioch, Joyce Kamande, Mulenga Lusafya-Mwitwa, Alice Migwi, Bupe Mlapesi, Prudence Muchinouta, Sarah Ngwenya and Rose Wamalwa.
The initiative was founded and is led by Carey Bohjanen in collaboration and partnership with Tamsin Jones, Khetsiwe Dlamini and Sophie Lambin. Our delivery team is comprised of a committed collective of independent individuals, consultants and content partners from across the globe.
Our work would not be possible without the commitment, vision, ambition and funding of FMO and Building Prospects (with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the radical generosity of our Special Advisors.
Carey Bohjanen operates at the interface between finance, business and society to build more inclusive, equitable and sustainable economies. She drives transformational change, leveraging collective wisdom and untapped potential of people and capital.
Connecting leaders to purpose and passion to develop catalytic, forward-looking responses to our planet’s greatest challenges, Carey engages top-level finance and industry leaders, policy makers and civil society to shift to “business as unusual” for better outcomes.
She is passionate about moving the inspiring women business leaders on the front lines of climate change to the forefront of climate leadership.
Yasmin Paul specialises in land use, agriculture, food system sustainability and intersectional justice, inspired by her rural youth and work with Indigenous communities. She has led Kite Insights’ research and content development for The Rallying Cry since Proof of Concept, including our Call to Action.
AnnRita Njiru is a business growth strategist and entrepreneur. She spent the last 13 years working with start-ups and high-growth potential SMEs in East Africa. As the Activator Program Manager at The Rallying Cry, she supports gender-climate smart agribusinesses attain sustainable growth, communicate their impact and access investment.
Sanelisiwe Manana is a Project Officer at The Rallying Cry. A committed global citizen and Pan-African based in Eswatini, she joined in Sep 2021 to support delivery of our COP26 planning and programming.
Linda Sewe is an administrative and operations management professional with seven years of rich experience within the Kenyan banking industry. Linda joined The Rallying Cry in December 2021 as Office Coordinator, overseeing our administrative and operational functions.
FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, empowering entrepreneurs in over 85 countries to build a better world.
Through finance and investment, FMO supports ecosystem impact towards the achievement of the UN SDGs and the creation of a more sustainable society on a liveable planet.
FMO and Building Prospects, with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are primary funders and valued thought partners of The Rallying Cry.