Yvonne Marimo


Yvonne Marimo

Governing Board Member

I am the Founder of GAWN. A Volunteer based network for African Women in Business. The network was conceived with the aim of creating a unique space for African women around the globe to be able to connect, communicate, share experiences, teach and inspire one another about the benefits of entrepreneurship. Using this platform, African women can connect with each other via digital platforms, so that they feel heard and acknowledged, share experiences, encourage and support each other.  Ultimately, we want to celebrate our wonderful achievements.


I am a highly energetic, practical, decisive and experienced individual, with over 15 year’s work experience in NGO management, Public Health and Business Development.  A self-starter, I have strong leadership and team development skills, complemented by a rounded perspective and the ability to excel in almost any atmosphere. I am creative, resourceful and compassionate with the ability to understand and develop others as well as innovatively transform challenging projects.  I have the ability to direct and implement organisational plans within a Prince 2 methodology framework. A highly skilled and seasoned fundraiser, I have experience in devising and implementing fundraising strategies and effective resource mobilisation to meet business commitments.  An expert networker, with direct experience of effectively working in multi-cultural environments, as well as building effective relationships with team members, managers, stakeholders and external organisations.  I have extensive knowledge, skills in strategic planning and policy development, organisational and capacity development, monitoring and evaluation.  Areas of work include Business Development, Health and Social Care, Migrant and Refugee Advocacy Work, Gender Mainstreaming, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, Health Promotion, Parenting, Micro-Finance, Financial Education, Poverty Alleviation, Youth Work, Community Development, Social Care and Agri-Business.  


  • City and Guilds Certificate in Education and Training 2015. The City Lit – London
  • Diploma in Development Leadership Coady International Institute, St Francis Xavier University, Canada 2011
  • Certificate in Livelihoods and Markets (April – June 2011) Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

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