Voices of Rwandan Female Entrepreneurs: The Culture of Entrepreneurship

Rwanda has undergone vast changes after emerging from the upheaval of the 1994 genocide. Consolata provides a candid glimpse into the effects of the genocide on Rwandan society and on the changing role of women in commerce.

In April 2001, female entrepreneurs from war-torn Rwanda gathered in New York for a panel discussion hosted by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute at the Columbia Business School. The event, titled "Doing Business Our Way: Voices of Rwandan Entrepreneurs," featured owners of a landscape firm, a funeral parlor, and a hotel. This clip contains responses in the language of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) with English translations. Last names of panelists are omitted for privacy.