Featuring amazing creators on our ‘Mainstar of the Week’ series
On our journey to make it easier for creators and entrepreneurs to make it big, we are continually inspired by the stories of exceptional people who are making an impact with their work and are not shy to tell the world about what they have done and can do.
This week, our Mainstar is Gertrude Mligo, a U.N gender-equality advocate who founded a digital empowerment program for children between the ages of 8 –18. The organization called Natokaje Kidigitali supports digital literacy for kids and organizes a yearly meet-up between digital experts, entrepreneurs, leaders and children enrolled in the program.
Asides from being an advocate, Gertrude is also the creative director at Have it All digital Agency where she doubles as a digital communication strategist who creates content for clients, manages social media accounts, runs creative ads, and provides email marketing services, and other digital marketing expressions. She also trains other early-stage social entrepreneurs on how to be more visible on social media.
As a super-Mainstar who wears many hats, Getrude is a published author of many books, some of which are Zola, Asantewa, Wasichana, Dear Girl Child, and Co-Authored For UN Women book (10 years anniversary). She moderates public spaces dialogue tailored to transformative changes and mentors children under the age of 18.
On the flipside, Gertrude is a spontaneous person and in our interview, she shared some insights into how her typical day goes.
In line with what you do, what counts as expenses for you?
Gadgets counts as expenses for me. These gadgets are so expensive, yet I keep buying them.
What’s that one important item you can’t leave your house without?
That’ll be my phone.
Who is that one creator or influencer you’d like to collaborate with?
Do you work from home?
I rarely work from home. My morning routine involves getting ready for work.
The first thing I do after waking up is go through my social media platforms and revert back to emails that were sent during my absence. This can take 4 hours before I get myself ready to go to the office.
What’s a perfect day for you?
I love Saturdays. Saturday will always be a perfect day for me.
Something we are unlikely to find on social media.
You probably wouldn’t see it anywhere, but I’m an excellent makeup artist.
If you could have your own words on a billboard, what would it be?
I am a Tanzanian and I believe, If you have a dream, Don’t give in, one day you will Social Media it.