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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
"I am an entrepreneur. I was born a free spirit and I cannot think of any other way to work or live."
- Johanna Mukoki, co-founder & CEO of Travel With Flair (South Africa)
What are the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur needs to avoid making....
"There are three big mistakes in my opinion. One is failing to learn the job adequately. Second one is not having a strategic vision and thirdly, lacking financial discipline to distinguish personal funds from business funds thus stifling the business from growing."
- 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.
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IN FOCUS THIS MONTH - AFRICA'S WOMEN ECO-PRENEURS
100 LIONESSES PROJECT
This week, more than 100 senior executives, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders from the world of media and business gathered in Accra for the annual Africa Business Media Innovators summit to discuss the changing face of media. The event aimed to examine the many new trends and approaches in the wider communications sector, so that media companies can share their strategies for navigating these changes, and their efforts to impact inclusive and sustainable economic growth on the continent. One of the interesting topics discussed focused on how leveraging the changes in media practices would enable more Africans to tell stories about Africa, and particularly, how this could be utilized as a tool to help drive inclusive growth. Matthew Winkler, Co-Founder of Bloomberg News and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus said: “As the geopolitical landscape changes with African economies showing the most dynamic demographic opportunity for growth, the continent must continue to build media capacity that will serve Africans’ increasing need for accurate and relevant business information.” All of this should be good news for Africa’s women entrepreneurs who need to get their unique business and brand building stories told more frequently in the media, both at home and abroad, giving them a more powerful voice and greater visibility.