Chebet Lesan is the Founder of BrightGreen, a hardware-tech company that designs machines to recycle farm waste into ecofriendly, energy-efficient cooking fuel blocks. Prior to founding BrightGreen, Chebet was the creative director at Isel Creatives, where executed corporate brand design concepts for an extensive portfolio of clients including government, multinationals, and local firms.
Chebet is a strong believer in gender equality and encourages women seeking careers in male-dominated fields to make the conversation about their merits instead of their gender. She is a strong believer in personal branding being about work ethic more than anything else. It is these principles that have enabled her to receive various awards including the Clean Cooking Alliance’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Queens Young Leaders Award, the M.I.T Fellowship Award, and the Mandela Washington Fellowship.