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Women in manufacturing

When Mucai Kunyiha Chair, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) was speaking on women’s representation in the manufacturing sector, he noted an important factor in the growth of the sector. 

When we think of successful manufacturing companies, we probably think of industries that have optimized their efficiency, development of quality products, and focused on service delivery. Whilst this is true, it is also worth noting the role of inclusivity and diversity in these businesses. The participation of women is critical in driving industrial growth.” He said.  

Any conversations around increasing our competitiveness as a country without looking at women’s involvement are echoes in a hollow chamber. This is no longer a ‘good conversation to have’; it is an urgent measure that needs to be taken.  

In a recently released report by the KAM, dubbed ‘Women in Manufacturing Mainstreaming Gender and Inclusion’, while women make up over 55% of