Shark Tank Airing: Season 6, Episode 19
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.
Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoe-maker, Liz shares her passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative leadership, gender equality, risk-taking, and empowering women. She believes deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.
She has spoken in venues around the world including France, Estonia and all over North America and East Africa. Her disarmingly authentic and witty voice captivates and inspires her audience. Sseko and Liz's story has been featured in dozens of publications including: Vogue Magazine, Redbook Magazine, O Magazine, Shape Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Huffington Post, LA TIMES, Forbes, Fortune, Marie Claire and others. Among other notable honors, Liz is a Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards finalist, the SVN Innovation Award Winner, the SXSW Social Impact Award Winner, recognized at the US Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama and named Bloomberg Businessweek’s top social entrepreneur to watch.
Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in East Africa that is using fashion and design to enable bright young women to continue onto university and pursue their dreams.