Karen Muigai, a renowned community leader, software engineer, and founder of Exceeding Grace, will participate in the Women Empowerment Panel at the OVC Diaspora Investors Expo. The event, which brings together investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals from across the diaspora, will take place from May 5 – 7 in Maryland.
Karen Muigai is a graduate of Keller School of Management, where she achieved an MBA and MIS. She has worked in many organizations in the United States and currently works as a Software Engineer in an Insurance Company. Karen is also the President of EGT Consulting and the founder of Exceeding Grace, a Non-Profit organization that supports and feeds the needy back in her home country Kenya. The organization was started after experiencing several suicide attempts in the community, mostly from single parents’ homes. It is centered on helping to empower Single Parents who struggle to bring their children alone by holding meetings with them to encourage and offer counseling services for those in need.
Karen is a community leader and does a lot of volunteer work. She serves as a Director of Kenyan Women In The USA (KWITU), Safe Haven, which deals mostly with domestic violence. She is also a board member of the East Africa Chamber of Commerce (EACC), a dynamic organization that promotes trade and investments between the United States and East Africa. Additionally, Karen serves as an Advisory Board member with Inspight Inc. She is a strong believer in giving back and she serves her community in different capacities in various organizations.
At the OVC Diaspora Investors Expo, Karen will join other distinguished women leaders to discuss issues affecting women in the diaspora, share insights on how to overcome challenges and offer practical solutions that empower women to reach their full potential.
Karen’s participation in this year’s event underscores her commitment to empowering women, advancing socio-economic development, and promoting investments across the diaspora. Her vast experience and expertise in community leadership, software engineering, and non-profit work will undoubtedly enrich the discussions and inspire other participants.