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 →
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
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!
INSPIRATION & ADVICE
"We can do anything we want, the trick is, it's usually waiting for us just beyond our comfort zone."
- Julia Pimsleur is the Founder of Little Pim, the leading early language teaching program for young children and author of the best-selling book Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big". Julia has blogged about entrepreneurship for Forbes.com since 2012; has been featured on Today, NBC Weekend Today, and Fox News; and Little Pim was featured in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
Make sure to learn from your mistakes....
"Fail forward! Failure is not something to fear, just make sure you learn from your past mistakes and fail forward!"
- Juanita van der Merwe is co-founder of Little Green Number in South Africa, an award winning social business focused on sustainable job creation, via community based micro manufacturing, franchise ownership, producing a quality handbag product that is both funky and unique, yet also saves the environment - one advertising billboard at a time! Juanita's products are 100% handmade, durable and weather resistant. She is proud to be a South African business with an upcycled, innovative product that creates sustainable jobs.
IMAGE OF THE DAY
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!
IN FOCUS THIS MONTH - AFRICA'S WOMEN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
FEATURED '100 LIONESSES'
MEET & LEARN FROM AFRICA'S LEADING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
As any entrepreneur knows only too well, time is a precious commodity and one that needs to be managed really well if key business goals and objectives are to be achieved. But often we allow ourselves to be derailed time-wise by other people and their priorities instead of keeping focused on our own. As Steve Jobs famously said: “Average people allow time to impose its will on them; exceptional people impose their will on their time. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” There will always be seemingly impossible deadlines to meet, and there will inevitably be innumerable tasks to juggle, but it’s about getting things done as quickly and effectively as possible in order to free up the time you really need to focus on the things that add the most value to your life and business.