Voices of Rwandan Female Entrepreneurs: Leading Transformation

When Symphrose began her hotel business, she chose a piece of property originally prepared for sewage drainage. In this clip, she reflects on how she transformed the land into a successful business and changed the attitudes of her community in the process.

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.