Sarah is our PR & Marketing Lead. She’s based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and is responsible for making sure we share our vision and tell people all about our community. email@example.com
I truly believe in what Jijaze stands for and the many ways it can help women – that sisterhood, and a sense of belonging, go a long way in shaping how we feel about ourselves.
My background is in social media and prior to Jijaze I’d mainly worked in corporate communications, developing a particular passion for digital media. I’m a natural communicator and love the way social media can connect us globally, and allow us to share ideas and messages which can help us create the world we want to live in.
I was introduced to Mary Ann by our mutual friend Ziada, who is Mary Ann’s co host on the podcast for Change Making Women. At that time Jijaze was just launching, and I was asked to help out in the lead up to the official launch of the community. I started creating graphics, sharing quotes and engaging with our community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – and loved it! When I was invited to continue working with the team I jumped at the chance.
I am surrounded by a number of young mothers – some friends, some family, most of them working too – and I am always in awe of how much they juggle. Part of why I love being a member of the Jijaze team is inspired by these women who work so hard to make a difference for their families, their communities, and themselves. Knowing that there are others like them who can benefit from this sisterhood keeps me motivated.
My role is communicating what the team create and social media is a powerful force in the work we’re doing to support Change Making women around the world and remind them that they matter, and they’re not doing this alone.
Besides time spent studying in Kenya and South Africa I’ve lived here in Dar es Salaam all my life. While the heat sometimes gets to me (it’s basically summer year-round, lowest temperatures we have are around 24C) it’s a friendly, lively city and most of my family is here so it’s always been home for me. My grandfather gave me my first novel when I was 9; I’ve been a fan of fiction since then and I love to read – so outside of work, I’m pretty much glued to my Kindle.