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
"....the best thing about female entrepreneurs is that they have an inborn responsibility toward society and aspire to help others and enjoy doing it."
- Lorna Rutto is a Kenyan eco-preneur, and the inspiring founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created in response to the need to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya's huge plastic waste problem. In 2009 she founded her company, which collects plastic waste and manufactures commercially viable, highly durable, and importantly environmentally friendly fencing posts, used widely across Kenya. In 2011, Lorna was recognised by the prestigious Cartier Women's Initiative Awards as their laureate for sub-Saharan Africa.
Passion, drive and persistence turn desires into reality....
"I believe that if you are passionate, have the drive and just keep at it, the universe just makes you gravitate towards realising your desires. I think women have the backbone to achieve so much as we are intuitively wired to nurture. We just need to focus on what we want to achieve, lock onto it and go for it!"
- Teresa Nanjala Lubano is the founder of The Nanjala Company in Kenya, an online store that creates and collaborates to deliver one stop solutions for design, customized gifts items and eye catching potted plants. All of Shop Nanjala’s work is locally sourced and made in Kenya.
IMAGE OF THE DAY
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 - GHANA'S WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
100 LIONESSES PROJECT
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
A brilliant business idea is not always one that is revolutionary, sometimes it’s a case of taking an existing concept and moving it in a new direction, making it stand out from the competitors. I was reminded of this fact when I saw a great photograph in a magazine article of a row of plain white lace-up tennis sneakers, and then the eye-popping sight of a pair of striking red lace-up hi-top sneakers in the middle of them all. It was a great example of how a traditional product concept was taken to a whole new level by someone seeing the opportunity to create something exciting and new from an existing idea. As entrepreneurs, we can all take the same approach in our own businesses. We can look for opportunities to push existing concepts into new terrain, to rethink and reimagine how things work, and find new ways of doing things. So, how do you plan to stand out from the crowd?