Rahma Hersi is the Managing Partner of Awal Consulting Limited the first Ethical Financial Advisory Firm in East and Central Africa. She is also the first Muslim woman to be appointed as a board member at a micro-finance institution in East Africa. Rahma Hersi is one of the few trained Islamic Finance Lawyers and the most recognized woman spearheading Ethical finance and financial inclusion discourse in Africa. Rahma Hersi has worked on developing the ethical finance industry and specifically Islamic finance by drafting regulations and policy documents across the Middle East and Africa. She has been instrumental in pushing the agenda of Women in Business and Financial Inclusion for marginalized communities in not only Kenya but other African countries.