Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief

"Our online community of Lionesses is all about women entrepreneurs sharing their stories, their knowledge and experiences, inspiring one another to reach greater heights, and connecting with one another for accelerated success.We're a community which welcomes young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow who are looking for advice, insight, and a platform where they can promote and share their own business ideas. Lionesses of Africa is where today's successful women entrepreneurs from across the African continent get the chance to send the elevator down to the next generation of young women who will follow in their footsteps." 

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FOR AFRICA'S WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS - BY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

 

For Africa's women entrepreneurs, by women entrepreneurs' is the founding principle of our vision to grow our pride of Lionesses of Africa. If you are one of Africa's successful women entrepreneurs, then join us in the Lionesses of Africa community and help us to create an exciting new era for women entrepreneurship in Africa. It is all about Sharing, Inspiring and Connecting.

 
 

“I have always believed that women can do anything they set their hearts on” - Pam Golding

 

STRENGTHENING THE PRIDE

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Lionesses of Africa was inspired by the realisation that, just as for lionesses in the prides that live and hunt on the plains of Africa, life is tough for women entrepreneurs in this part of the world. Each day, just as in the prides, these women entrepreneurs battle for recognition, they fight for their futures, they look to gain a share of voice above the noise, and they aim to do all this whilst maintaining personal and business relationships, raising families and creating homes. Lionesses of Africa aims to recognise all those women entrepreneurs in Africa who are an inspiration to us all, those who have made it to the top of their fields and who are shaking up their industries and business sectors.

"There is a strong  camaraderie that exists among women entrepreneurs - it comes from experience and the knowledge that the world of business is tough out there for women in Africa.  None of us individually has all the answers, but it’s likely that other women entrepreneurs have faced similar challenges or business dilemmas on their road to success. Their insights and perspectives  can be an invaluable resource."
 


EMPOWERING AFRICA'S NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

 

We are a community which welcomes young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow who are looking for advice, insight, inspiration and a platform where they can promote and share their own business ideas and companies.  Lionesses of Africa is where today's successful women entrepreneurs from across the African continent get the chance to send the elevator down to the next generation of young women who will follow in their footsteps.

 
 

"I truly believe that a community of women entrepreneurs supporting and mentoring one another can accomplish amazing things and accelerate the progress of women entrepreneurship in Africa."

- Melanie Hawken

 

BRINGING YOU GREAT CONTENT

 

At Lionesses of Africa, we believe that content really is king, so our aim is to bring you the best entrepreneurial content each day to help inspire, motivate, inform and entertain. 

 
 

"Each day, we look to deliver great news, insightful interviews with women entrepreneurs from across the African continent and beyond, inspirational moments, and the best stories about successful women entrepreneurs who are making a difference"

 

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND GOOD NEWS

 

There is nothing quite as uplifting as hearing about women entrepreneurs making it in the tough world of business and being able to share in their good news and success. So, each day, we will be reporting on inspirational success stories and good news featuring inspirational women entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the world. 

 

"Seeing other women entrepreneurs achieving success helps to inspire and motivate us all."


SHARING THE POWER OF STORIES

 

At Lionesses of Africa, we believe in the power of stories to raise the profile of women's entrepreneurship in Africa, and to inspire others on their entrepreneurial journey. Each day, we will be talking to successful women entrepreneurs from across the African continent, sharing their very personal stories and experiences on the road to achieving their business goals.

Read Inspiring Startup Stories  →

 

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION

 

The Lionesses of Africa community is about connecting, showcasing our businesses, sharing information and advice, opening up opportunities for collaboration, and creating discussion on some of the biggest challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. Join us and be part of the conversation.

 

SPREADING NEWS OF AFRICA'S WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

 

At Lionesses of Africa, we are on a mission to help spread the great news about women entrepreneurs, their companies and their products and services, to the global marketplace. Our Newsmaker 365 platform is a free-to-use SMNR (Social Media News Release) service that helps women entrepreneurs to easily write and distribute their own professionally formatted news releases through the Lionesses of Africa site to a wider audience. Check it out today and start spreading your news.