“i have no idea what i’m doing” - the podcast 

I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

Subhead: An African Podcast For Women In Business
Project Type: 
Limited Series Podcast
Launch Date: November 8, 2018

What does it take for a young woman to start her own business in East Africa? That is the question Kali Media founder Paula Rogo answers in this 7-episode series as she navigates launching her own company. Along the way, she will talk to some of East Africa's most exciting young women entrepreneurs and experts hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. 

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episode list

Episode Name: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing - An Intro
Launch Date: November 5, 2018
Episode Description: What does it take for a young woman to start her own business in East Africa? That is the question Kali Media founder Paula Rogo answers in this 7-episode series as she navigates launching her own company. Along the way, she will talk to some of East Africa's most exciting young women entrepreneurs and experts hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.


Episode Name: Is Now The Moment For East African Women?
Episode #: 1
Launch Date: November 8, 2018
Guests: Scheaffer Okore (Kenya) and Melissa Mbugua (Kenya)
Episode Description: From Kenyan marathon runner Mary Keitany's winning streak to Uganda's One Million March demanding an end to violence against women, 2018 has been a big year for women in the region. Is now the moment for East African women in business, entrepreneurship, and society? Host Paula Rogo talks with Scheaffer Okore, Afro-politico feminist, vice-chair of Ukweli Party, and program manager at Siasa Place; and Melissa Mbugua, managing partner of MNM Consulting, and entrepreneurship and innovation expert.

Episode Name: Is My Business Idea Actually A Good Idea?
Episode #: 2
Launch Date: November 15, 2018
Guests: Navalayo Osembo (Kenya) and Kellie Murungi (Kenya)
Episode Description: We've all had those dreams of launching the next big thing. But when it comes to your business idea, is it actually a good one? How do you know? Host Paula Rogo talks with Navalayo Osembo, CEO and Co-Founder of Enda Sportswear (Kenya's first running shoe); and Kellie Murungi, creator of the "Rookie Manager" blog and business consultant at Lattice Consulting.


Episode Name: How Do I Make Sure My Business Is Actually Legitimate?
Episode #: 3
Launch Date: November 22, 2018
Guests: Tanya Mula Mula (Tanzania) and June Gachui (Kenya)
Episode Description:Being legally compliant in the country that you do business can make or break your company. In this episode, our host Paula Rogo talks with attorney June Gachui of JGIP Consultants and Tanya Mula Mula of StudioRed Communications about what it takes to ensure that your company is legitimate under the eyes of the law.

Episode Name: BONUS EPISODE: Nicole Ansoni of Inka Steakhouse (Rwanda)
Episode #: She Has No Idea What She’s Doing #1
Launch Date: November 27, 2018
Guests: Nicole Ansoni (Rwanda)
Episode Description: Over the past two years, host Paula Rogo has spoken with dozens of women entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in East Africa. These "She Has No Idea What She's Doing" podcast bonus episodes will explore some of the gems from those conversations. In this episode, she spoke with Nicole Ansoni, the founder of Rwanda's first steakhouse: Inka Steakhouse. 

Episode Name: How Should I Approach Money And Funding?
Episode #: 4
Launch Date: November 29, 2018
Guests: Wakiuru Njuguna (Kenya) and Andia Chakava (Kenya)
Episode Description: It's time to talk about money! So you have your business idea, you've registered your company, and you are ready to start your journey as an entrepreneur. But just how far can you go on your own savings? Host Paula Rogo talks with Andia Chakava, investment professional, investment director of the Graca Machel Trust, and chairwoman of Kenya's New Faces, New Voices, Women in Finance Initiative; and with Wakiuru Njuguna, finance and investment manager at HEVA fund. 

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BONUS EPISODE: Doreen Peter Noni of 102.5 Lake FM (Tanzania)
Episode #: She Has No Idea What She’s Doing #2
Launch Date: December 4, 2018
Guests: Doreen Peter Noni (Tanzania)
Episode Description: Over the past two years, host Paula Rogo has spoken with dozens of women entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in East Africa. These “She Has No Idea What She's Doing” podcast bonus episodes will explore some of the gems from those conversations. In this episode, she spoke with Doreen Peter Noni, the founder of 102.5 Lake FM— the only woman-owned radio station in East Africa.

Episode Name: When Is It Time To Change Direction?
Episode #: 5
Launch Date: December 6, 2018
Guests: Siki Kigongo (Uganda)
Episode Description: Sometimes as an entrepreneur, you need to switch gears and take your company — or yourself —in a different direction. How do you decide to make that move? Host Paula Rogo talks with Siki Kigongo, the co-founder of Amagara Skincare in Uganda about how she made the decision to step away as the company's CEO.

Episode Name: BONUS EPISODE: Patricia Okelo of the book “A Candid Handbook For Women Doing Business In Kenya”
Episode #: She Has No Idea What She’s Doing #3
Launch Date: December 11, 2018
Guests: Patricia Okelo (Kenya)
Episode Description: Over the past two years, host Paula Rogo has spoken with dozens of women entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in East Africa. These “She Has No Idea What She's Doing” podcast bonus episodes will explore some of the gems from those conversations. In this episode, she spoke with Patricia Okelo, founder of Willart Productions and the author of the book “A Candid handbook for Women Doing Business in Kenya.”

Episode Name: Is Work-Life Balance Possible? Compilation episode
Episode #: 6
Launch Date: December 13, 2018
Guests: June Gachui (Kenya), Tanya Mula Mula (Tanzania), Navalayo Osembo (Kenya), Kellie Murungi (Kenya), Siki Kigongo (Uganda), Nicole Ansoni (Rwanda), Scheaffer Okore (Kenya), Melissa Mbugua (Kenya)
Episode Description: Congratulations, you have finally started your own business! Has it taken over your life yet? For many women entrepreneurs, the balance between their work life and their personal life is an ongoing battle. They've had to say goodbye to weekends, family, friends, and sometimes health. No one said entrepreneurship was easy. But how can we balance our companies with everything else? Is it even possible? In this episode, host Paula Rogo asks the guests featured in previous episodes about how they manage.

Episode Name: BONUS EPISODE: Nelly Tuikong of Pauline Cosmetics (Kenya)
Episode #: She Has No Idea What She’s Doing #4
Launch Date: December 18, 2018
Guests: Nelly Tuikong (Kenya)
Episode Description: Over the past two years, host Paula Rogo has spoken with dozens of women entrepreneurs about what it takes to start a business in East Africa. These "She Has No Idea What She's Doing" podcast bonus episodes will explore some of the gems from those conversations. In this episode, she spoke with Nelly Tuikong, the founder and executive director of Pauline Cosmetics, one of Kenya's first makeup companies.

Episode Name: In A Man’s World, How Do Women Bosses Deal with Sexism? Compilation episode (FINAL EPISODE)
Episode #: 7
Launch Date: December 20, 2018
Guests: Doreen Peter Noni (Tanzania), Navalayo Osembo (Kenya), Kellie Murungi (Kenya), Nicole Ansoni (Rwanda), Scheaffer Okore (Kenya), Melissa Mbugua (Kenya)
Episode Description: In this series, we've spoken with amazing women entrepreneurs from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda about things women should know before starting a business in East Africa. But, there's one thing we haven't talked about yet...SEXISM. Whether you are a CEO of a big corporation, or a first time entrepreneur, sexism is something all of us face in and out of the workplace. Is it something we should ignore? Or, should we call it out? In our final episode, host Paula Rogo asks the guests featured in previous episodes, about how they deal with sexism.


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credits

Executive Producer and host: Paula Rogo
Producer: 
Halima Gikandi
Production Assistant: Mame Frimpong
Music created exclusively for Kali Media:
Ejaye Joshua (Jopee the Chef)
Recorded at: Mojo Productions and None on Record
Social Media: Nadia Balogou
Podcast Image: Debra K. Cartwright
Special thanks: MNM Consulting, Peppeh Co.
Created and produced in Kenya