Plywood Presents Video Series: Liz Forkin Bohannon

Liz Forkin Bohannon was featured at Plywood Presents 2014. She gave a brand new talk and every single person in the room was challenged to think differently. The topic? Feminism. Her humble, humorous approach left us laughing and thinking.

Tell us what you took away from her talk!

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Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs. Sseko is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country. In four years, Sseko has grown from three women making sandals together under a mango tree, to an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training to women in East Africa.

Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoe-maker, Liz shares her passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative leadership, gender equity, risk-taking, and empowering women. She believes deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.

She now splits her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Ben run Sseko Designs together.