Video: Melanie Hawken, LoA founder & editor-in-chief

Welcome to the digital home for Africa's women entrepreneurs. We're all about women entrepreneurs celebrating success, exchanging stories, connecting and networking, learning from like-minded women, and inspiring and mentoring the next generation of women-led startups in Africa. Learn more about us  →

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When women entrepreneurs start talking and collaborating - good things happen! Join our community and start a conversation today. Every woman has something valuable to contribute.

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LIONESS LEAN IN BREAKFAST SERIES: Events are FREE, but booking is essential. Prepare to be inspired!

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INSPIRATION & ADVICE

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They say that a picture says a thousand words, and we couldn't agree more. In the world of Lionesses of Africa, we celebrate women's entrepreneurship in all its forms on the continent, and we love the powerful images that conjure up the spirit of women-led startups and the products and services they create. Each Monday to Friday, we feature a striking 'Image of the Day' celebrating the work, or a moment in the life of, a talented African woman entrepreneur. Enjoy!

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IN FOCUS THIS MONTH - AFRICA'S WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN MEDIA, PR & COMMUNICATIONS

This August Lionesses of Africa will shine a spotlight on the incredibly creative women shaping Africa's Media, Public Relations and Communications landscape. Women who are fearlessly building media empires and getting messages and brands out there! Read more.

This August Lionesses of Africa will shine a spotlight on the incredibly creative women shaping Africa's Media, Public Relations and Communications landscape. Women who are fearlessly building media empires and getting messages and brands out there! Read more.

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FEATURED '100 LIONESSES'

MEET & LEARN FROM AFRICA'S LEADING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Monopoly-busting brewer

Meet Tabitha Karanja, founder of Keroche Breweries, Kenya

Meet one of Africa's leading entrepreneurs, a remarkable trailblazer and an example of a woman made good against all the odds who has taken on a male dominated industry. Read her full profile.

Making business an art form

Meet Carrol Boyes, founder of Carrol Boyes, South Africa

Meet an an iconic South African designer who has built a global brand creating an extensive range of distinctive homeware, giftware, flatware and table top products. Read her full profile.

Global shoe brand builder

Meet Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder of soleRebels, Ethiopia

Meet the woman behind the world's fastest-growing African footwear brand and the only Fair Trade-certified footwear company in the world. Read her full profile.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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