Carolyne Kirabo is a recognised professional with 15 years expertise in investment finance, management consulting and strategy. Combining this expertise with her passion to increase financial inclusion for women entrepreneurs, Carolyne recently founded M-Kyala Ventures.
Prior to launching M-Kyala Ventures, Carolyne was an Investment Director at Mango Fund Inc and Yunus Social Business, pioneering impact investment funds in East Africa and an Investment principal with Mercy Corps Ventures, the impact investing arm of Mercy Corps.
During her work she successfully designed and implemented gender smart strategies that ensured that women as entrepreneurs and active contributors in business value chains received relevant financial and non-financial support. Some of these strategies included integrating gender considerations across investment processes, designing pre and post investment support for women-led businesses, and designing impact management strategies to increase value to women in business value chains.
Before working in Impact investing, Carolyne founded a boutique management consulting firm, Stations Consulting Limited where she supported 25+ SMEs with strategy development and business planning. 80% of which were female owned.
Carolyne is actively involved in several gender equality initiatives across the world including, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Gender Equality Initiative, The Boardroom Africa, Women in Africa Investment and Lionesses of Africa.
Masters of Business Administration – Edinburgh Business School
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Bachelor of Commerce – Makerere University Business School
Advisory board member at Finding XY
Advisory board member at United Social Ventures
Steering committee member at Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs East Africa Chapter