Nadia Ahmed Abdalla: Reflections of Times in Government | 17

Oct. 23, 2023

Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, served as Deputy minister (Chief Administrative Secretary) from 2020 to 2022, Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs of Kenya 

Coming from Kenya’s coast, she was appointed to Kenya’s government as the youngest in the administration. She is sharing in this episode her learnings from her time in government and the perception of people about being young and female. People doubted her education background and why she is the voice that matters in the country.

“Not many women who look like me make it”

She is inspired firstly by her late mother as well as Kofi Annan, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Amina. J. Mohamed

Words of wisdom

  • Work on yourself
  • Identify your passion
  • Be honest with yourself
  • Read to keep your brain alive

Books recommendations

  • You’re the baddest bitch
  • Art of not giving a fuck


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