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
"My advice to women all the time is: If you want a certain future, go out and create it. Conquer your fears as that is what enslaves most women. Opportunities are now galore. We just need to roll up our sleeves, lift our feet, and walk through the door as no one will carry us."
- Divine Ndhlukula founded SECURICO Security Services from humble beginnings in Zimbabwe in 1998. Divine identified a need in the market for a quality oriented security company and she has driven SECURICO to become the market leader in Zimbabwe. She has tackled a previously male-dominated industry head on and her business success story is nothing short of remarkable - marking her as one of Africa's most tenacious and inspiring women entrepreneurs.
Do it! No one else will do it for you....
"If you are really serious and passionate about something - do it! no one else will do it for you. Remember these wise words: “IN ORDER TO BE IRREPLACEABLE, ONE MUST ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT”. ― Coco Chanel"
- Lucy Worsley is the founder of Empire Experiential Marketing in South Africa, a female driven experiential agency that prides itself in creating unforgettable and flawless experiences that resonate with women of all ages and races. They achieve this through specially curated events that start the conversation between brands and the female market. Lucy is a 26 year-old creative, a lover of food, an under cover nerd , a fashion fundi, and an experiential extraordinaire.
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 - MOZAMBIQUE'S WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
100 LIONESSES PROJECT
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
For the majority of entrepreneurs, there is no such thing as an overnight success in business. In fact, it’s usually a long, often painful haul to get to the point where the business takes off, builds momentum, and eventually realizes the vision set out for it. So what’s the secret to staying on course and achieving that longed for success? It’s all about developing mental toughness. Having the essential resilience to get through the tough times; knowing how to play to your strengths whilst at the same time acknowledging the failures and importantly learning from them. Mental toughness is about being honest with yourself about who you are, what your values are, having a real sense of identity, and using all that knowledge to empower you as the visionary leader of your business - it’s about digging deep and finding the strength to keep going until you reach your goals. There is a great quote by the legendary US football coach, Vince Lombardi, who says: “Mental toughness is a state of mind - you could call it character in action.”