I do not know what possessed Phylis Wakiaga to go for the top seat at the Association of Manufacturers at only 37 years of age.

In a highly dominated male sector of the economy, Ms. Wakiaga has done the women folk proud by climbing to the highest leadership position and truly enjoying seeing the manufacturing sector grow and prosper.

On her Twitter account, she has updates visiting manufacturing companies and rubbing shoulders with fellow CEOs, including winning awards for her excellence in work.

She was named the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) global 100 Class of 2019 in the Business and Entrepreneurship Category.

This is in addition to juggling her other roles as a wife, mother of four, an active Seventh-day Adventist faith member in the children ministry and bible study.

Unknown to many, she started her career at Kenya Airways where she honed her skills as a disciplined and hardworking employee before moving to the Kenya Manufacturers Association.

Ms. Wakiaga boasts of a rich education background as a student of law at the University of Nairobi and Masters of Law in International Trade and Investment Law. She is also a trained Human Resource Manager and has a Masters in Business Administration.