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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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-LED ARTISAN ENTERPRISES

This September Lionesses of Africa will shine a spotlight on the incredibly creative women leading Africa's artisan enterprises. Women who are at the forefront of Africa's maker and crafter movement, building great brands and businesses using hand-crafted processes! Read more.

This September Lionesses of Africa will shine a spotlight on the incredibly creative women leading Africa's artisan enterprises. Women who are at the forefront of Africa's maker and crafter movement, building great brands and businesses using hand-crafted processes! Read more.

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FEATURED '100 LIONESSES'

MEET & LEARN FROM AFRICA'S LEADING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Sisters Weaving for Peace & Profit

Meet Joy Ndungutse and Janet Nkubana, co-founders Gahaya Links Cooperatives, Rwanda

Meet the inspiring sisters who had a vision to turn ancient basket weaving skills into a source of livelihood for thousands of rural women. Read their full profiles.

Revivalist of Ancient Weaving Skills

Meet Aïssa Dione, founder of Aissa Dione Tissus, Senegal

Meet a woman on a mission to revive Senegal's traditional and unique fabric weaving craftsmanship and build a production chain that is truly '100% Made in Senegal'. 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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