East Africa Fellow
2016Born to Rwandan parents, Linda is the co-founder and CEO of Haute Baso, an ethical fashion brand and social enterprise that uses fashion as a channel for investing vocational training, mentoring, employment and fostering entrepreneurship for young women in Rwanda. Her company works with 142 artisans from around the country to produce high-quality fashion apparel and accessories. The work she did on the design and production of pieces for the international retail chain Anthropologie strengthened Linda’s belief in the importance of showcasing Rwanda in the global market while empowering the country’s talented women. Linda has been featured on CNN’s African Startup and was part of Spring Accelerator’s 2015 cohort.
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