Harriet Khataba started Her Story Matters organization, with a dedication to speak out for many unheard women which has become interwoven into her own voice where she created a medium for every woman to tell “Her Story”. This path in media, public speaking and mentoring has unintentionally become Harriet’s own true story while seeking to tell the stories of all women across the globe.
She was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa in a large family of six by separate parents, her experience led her to suffer depression and thoughts of suicide, brought about her passion to aid, influence understanding and advance awareness of misconceptions, over personal suffering of indifference and inequality of women in all cultures. An issue that would have never been spoken about within Harriet’s family or culture. She came from a background where such things are never spoken of publicly and Harriet felt she was at a place where she was drowning with no one to notice. This experience inspired her to support the plight of others who are going through the same thing or much worse, and It is from this dark moment that Her Story Matters was born. As Harriet says it, “Her Story Matters founded me and not the other way round.”
Harriet is a shining example of how women of all upbringing and creed may find success in all they choose to achieve. She is an Advocate for change, helping women to identify their potential and to have their voice heard. As a contributor in radio programs, television programs, keynote events, speaking engagements and other media publications, Harriet is passionate about her cause.
Harriet has turned around her traumatic experience into making a difference by helping to promote equality, eliminate common abuses of women and speak out to improve cultural differences that happen to women every day. She is successfully bringing women together through love and sharing across the world, by telling their story of overcoming hardships to advance a global initiative.