How Buildher is Empowering Women Through Construction | Tatu Gatere

Season 1 | Episode 15
47m | Jun 30, 2022

In this episode, I speak with Tatu Gatere, the co-founder and CEO of Buildher. Buildher is a non-profit based in Nairobi Kenya that is on a mission to promote gender equality within the construction industry through the provision of accredited construction, artisanry, and manufacturing skills to women that participate in their training program. Through their holistic approach to skills training and workforce development, Buildher is working hard to knock down biases and close the gender gap in the construction industry in Kenya and beyond.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • Buildher's holistic approach to training women in the construction and artisanry,
  • why it's important for women to be involved in the construction/urban infrastructure sector, 
  • recommendations for integrating more women into the construction sector,
  • the exciting projects (i.e. their new product line) that Buildher has in store,
  • their upcoming podcast's and programming's focus on youth employability in Kenya,
  • and much more!

Guest: Tatu Gatere, CEO and Co-Founder of Buildher

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This episode is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities and the Department of Geography and Planning. 

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Music by Imany Lambropoulos

Editing by Hannah Ahamedi

Podcast concept, development, and design by Alexandra Lambropoulos

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