“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver
Purity Kagwiria

Purity Kagwiria

Director, With and For Girls Initiative

Purity is feminist activist and a storyteller based in Nairobi Kenya. Purity is passionate about girls’ freedom as well as enabling girls and young women to access spaces to advance themselves and their communities.
Purity has dedicated her life to ensuring that girls and young women from especially under-resourced backgrounds can have opportunities to dream and journey towards the futures they hope to see. She has a passion for developing curricula and programs that keep girls at the centre as well as coaching the next generation of girl and young women leaders.

Prior to joining WFG/Purposeful, Purity was the Executive Director of Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for girls and young women who are passionate about social change. Purity has previously served as a founding advisory committee member of the FRIDA|The Young Feminist Fund and in early 2015, she was named as one of the 18 Phenomenal African Feminists to know and watch. In 2016, she was named a finalist of the Most Influential Women in Governance and Business in Africa. She is currently a member of the East Africa Girls Brain Trust and a trustee of the Resource Centre for Girls and Women an organization that works to empower girls from rural communities in Kenya.

Purity holds an MBA from the African Leadership University School of Business, Rwanda, an undergraduate degree in Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.