Tania Laden

Co-Founder and Executive Director

LivelyHoods

Tania Laden

Tania Laden is Co-Founder and Executive Director of LivelyHoods, a not-for-profit social enterprise founded in 2011 that creates jobs for youth and women in Kenyan slums through the distribution of life-improving products. Tania earned her BS from Stanford University, where she graduated with a degree in Science, Technology and Society. Prior to LivelyHoods, Tania worked as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley and as a Business & Technology Analyst at EZLearn, an educational technology startup in Brazil. She also served as an adviser for two years with KITO International, a Nairobi-based youth employment non-profit. Tania is recognized as a 2011 Mara Foundation Entrepreneur Fellow, one of the PBS Newshour’s Agents of Change, and a GSBI Fellow. To Tania, “visionary leadership means that you are guided, inspired, motivated by bigger vision which trumps everything else. It is important to have this vision so that when day-to-day challenges arise, they do not get in the way of the larger driving mission. It means that you actually do the work, not just speak about it, and you transfer this visionary leadership to others when you enable them and inspire them to get involved. It is about bringing your passions to life everyday in a holistic way that is also demonstrated by how you do the work.”