'I knew I wanted to be a boss by the age of 35'
28 November 2016 Last updated at 00:18 GMT
Phyllis Wakiaga aimed to be a top executive by 35. Now she is the head of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.
Women of Africa is a BBC season recognising inspiring women across the continent. The third series, Power Women, introduces six women, who are chief executive officers or company heads, who are finding success in their country and beyond.