So PR and fashion seem to be my first loves (career-wise). I can’t seem to decide which comes first but I’m glad I do not have to choose. Once my mentor told me, “I haven’t seen a lot of people who are both analytical and creative at the same time. You’re lucky to have both skills, and never put yourself in a position where you have to choose a career that will dictate you ditch one for the other.“ Needless to say these are some of my words to live by and I’m glad I figured out that my love for PR (which is about analysis and strategy) and love for fashion (which is about creativity and innovation) can actually come together to make a great whole. In my books, the exciting world of PR would be real boring without a little splash of style.
And obviously, what would a career in PR & communication be like if you don’t enjoy the glam, the dressing up for fancy cocktails and fabulous dinners especially when they are about causes that everyone should care about? This week for instance a number of powerful ladies are in town for a worthy cause. The First Lady of Kenya is hosting the African First Ladies and other dignitaries to the 9th Stop Breast, Cervical and Prostate cancers in Africa. This is an annual event organized by the African First Ladies Association in conjunction with the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation (in Nigeria). The aim of the conference is to raise awareness and campaign for better access to screening of HPV, vaccines and treatment. Oh and our graceful First Lady is the incoming Chairperson of Forum of African First Ladies / Spouses Against Cervical, Breast & Prostate Cancer (2015 – 2016).
I’m lucky and honored to be able to play a part in this ongoing conference. Last evening I was at a welcoming cocktail hosted by the First Lady and the CS for Health at the Intercontinental Hotel. I must say it was great learning experience. Did you know that these cancers are all easily treatable if detected early? It doesn’t cost much to go get screened so please if you haven’t do. That simple step could save your life. In fact free screening is ongoing at KICC until tomorrow so no more excuses.