The TEN June 2022 gathering talk from Susy Ndaruhutse was clear, biblically based, informative and challenging. Watch the talk here.
Susy shared some of her story, outlined some global trends and focussed especially on youth entrepreneurship, contrasting "Livelihood entrepreneurs", running a business from necessity, and "Growth entrepreneurs" creating jobs for others. She challenged us to consider how we could support young entrepreneurs and take an approach based on the "one body, many parts" principle.
Susy is a for purpose leader and advisor focusing on strategy, social impact, partnerships, research and public policy. She’s spent over 20 years working collaboratively with low- and middle-income countries on research, consultancy and programme implementation linked to education and poverty reduction. This has included roles as an embedded government advisor in Rwanda; 16 years working for a large (£75m annual turnover) international education not-for-profit organisation including 9 years in senior management roles; and now running her own consultancy business.
She is married to a Rwandan, they have two children and live in the Midlands. She says she’s not a born entrepreneur but has been slowly embracing, supporting and running businesses, strongly encouraged by her husband who has been "leading the way for a lot longer."