What’s Happening at AkilahNet

Last month I happily made a trip to Rwanda to work and soak up some of the excitement while the World Economic Forum on Africa was being held in Kigali. While it was a bit hectic traveling literally days before Peter’s and my wedding, it was well worth it for the crazy and productive time with my colleagues in East Africa and to do more exploring in Kigali.
News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky)
 
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A few updates on what we’re up to at AkilahNet

1. We still love Ethiopian food

Love. I think over the course of a week I ate Ethiopian food 4 times and I could’ve easily eaten it more often.

News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky)

Arrived in Kigali, had a nap, then made my way to eat some Ethiopian

News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky)

The team after an Ethiopian feast

News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky) News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky)

2. We’re rebranding

Coming soon! Follow us on Facebook to see when we launch under our new name and brand this summer.

3. We’re always learning

There’s tons of learning to be done when you’re launching a new company and working for a startup, but I love that so many of our AkilahNet team members are taking time outside of work to pick up some new skills.

Even more so, I love that AkilahNet encourages staff to continue their education!

“For one, motivated people perform better. Squelch someone’s desire to pursue a passion for management, foreign languages, or food photography, and chances are their motivation for other things will diminish too. On the flip side, encouraging people to pursue what they love can invigorate them. That excitement and energy helps people excel in other areas too, like the workplace.” (Read more)

4. We’re redefining the workplace

News, updates and happenings from the start of summer at AkilahNet (soon to be MindSky)

Celebrating Jimy’s birthday at the AkilahNet office — we are expanding and moving to a new office soon!

I know that the Akilah Group is an amazing place to work, but shoutout to The Muse for helping give our company the credit it deserves.

“The culture is very fast-paced and entrepreneurial, but we also take care of each other and the co-workers are amazing. If you enjoy the rush of not knowing what each day will bring, staying on your toes, and learning by doing, Akilah Group companies are a great place…”

Read more here about how the Akilah Institute for Women and AkilahNet are redefining the workplace.

5. We’re coming to Kenya this summer!

“We’ve perfected our business model in Rwanda, built a network of more than 300 hospitality professionals, and established relationships with global hospitality and tourism brands. Now we’re ready to bring our five-star service and talent recruitment expertise to Kenya.” (Learn More)

6. We’re HIRING!

Join the team! We’re hiring for Editorial Fellow. More information can be found here. This is an amazing part time opportunity for a university student or recent graduate with a background in journalism or communications. Remote workers encouraged to apply.

“This is an exciting time to join a quickly growing startup in a position that has lots of potential to turn into a full‐time job. Rest assured you won’t be fetching coffee or transcribing the day away. You’ll help write and research stories, run large-scale campaigns, and connect with young professionals and influencers in East Africa’s hospitality scene. If you’re looking to gain hands‐on editorial experience, you’ll find it here.”

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