Katherine Ichoya

Executive Director, FEMCOM (a COMESA institution), Malawi, Kenyan born - Interview at Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya

Business in Southern & Eastern Africa (19 member States)

Launch Date: July 26, 2011

Words of wisdom: “We must support one another. Men have used us to fight one another. We must work together.”

Katherine Ichoya – Executive Director, FEMCOM an institution of COMESA 


Katherine Ichoya is the Executive Director at FEMCOM - The Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa. FEMCOM is a COMESA institution. (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa - promoting regional economic integration through trade and investment. Its membership consists of 19 states).

The main objective of FEMCOM is to promote programmes that integrate women into trade and development activities in the region,

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  • Loveness Lamba 2011-09-27 12:02:41

    FEMCOM has come at the right time when African women need to be encouraged in their trade and networking activities as these will contribute to the development of African continent.On establishment of business incubators,truly this is a great way for women to learn to work with each other as well as learn from each other.We sure need the inspiration of strong and goal oriented women like you to bring change to the boardroom.Your legacy shall surely live on!

  • kathleen holland 2011-07-26 13:46:50

    It was a pleasure to just watch your wisdom exchange interview, well done!!!!!! I learned so much about FEMCOM, it’s role and your extraordinary role in developing it. I especially loved your point around the fact that one of Africa’s greatest traditional concepts is the strength of women’s groups. This really is an amazing foundation throughout Africa and one which has fostered many incredible African women leaders!