HerRiseUp is an online platform that is promoting, empowering and giving women around the world access to economic, social and educational opportunities.
Mercy Oloo and Letisia Odeke started HerRiseUp in 2017. The two have a particular interest in education, technology, women-led businesses, and women empowerment. Originally from Kenya and Uganda, respectively, they are strong advocates for innovation, leadership and development. As they work towards achieving UN’s Sustainability Development goal five, which hopes to:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls – by enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
HerRiseUp seeks to provide an online platform that allows all women entrepreneurs to sell their products online and promote their business to the world. As a social enterprise revenue made on the platform will then go towards supporting women entrepreneurs facing challenges starting their own businesses. With the aim of enabling women entrepreneurs throughout the world to realise their full potential.