April Breakfast Event
Allie Amoroso is a social impact entrepreneur driving innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa to empower women and children to escape poverty. She is the founder of ROSE Women’s Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit working to grow woman-led small businesses in Kenya and sustainably alleviate poverty. Her passion is to serve God by teaching women to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. Allie is inspired by the resilience and strength of the ROSE women who live to thrive amidst adversity.
In 2016 Allie studied abroad in Kenya when she first met the women of ROSE. She wrote a needs assessment for women in the Mathare Valley Slums of Nairobi to learn how women survived on less than $1.90 a day. Together they launched 10 small businesses with 150 women. She returned to Kenya and started the non-profit foundation with an international board of directors and vision of uplifting women business leaders from the world’s most extreme conditions. In 2018, she left her job in Silicon Valley to lead ROSE Women’s Foundation as executive director in Kenya.
Allie grew up in the Washington DC area, and graduated from the University of Virginia earning a degree in Biology and Global Culture and Commerce. She worked at JP Morgan’s Private Bank and helped launch Oracle’s startup technology accelerator in Silicon Valley. She is excited to lead ROSE full-time and continue her education at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in 2020.
Her inspirations are Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Melinda Gates and Oprah, which explains her passion to serve others and thrive in business. Allie is highly motivated by her Christian faith to serve the poor and love others in every aspect of her life.