Gracing our cover this month is forty-two-year-old Fatima Alimohamed, founder and CEO of African Brand Warrior, and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Simran.

Fatima has just returned to Kenya after a 15-year sojourn, working with various multinational companies around Africa. This has seen her amass a wealth of experience, which she is eager to apply here while reaching out to other nations in Africa.

Her daughter is set to join GEMS International Cambridge School in Nairobi in September this year. As a single parent, Fatima is proud that her daughter has turned out to be a compassionate child who is also independent minded and vocal in her views, excels in school and is well rounded culturally.

The family tie has closely bound this family and they like to think of themselves as family-oriented. They enjoy travelling and use whatever opportunity they get to have fun.

Catch up with Fatima in the Real People, Real Lives column as she opens up on family, life in the diaspora and her aspirations.