“The real sign of an entrepreneur is falling to the ground and being able to get yourself up, time after time. It can be a bitter sweet journey.”
Selassie Atadika, founder of Midunu Chocolates (Ghana)Read More
Think twice before hiring friends….
- Tumi Frazier is a South African entrepreneur, professional speaker, author, TV personality, consultant, and founder of Tumi Frazier International, Tumi Leadership Academy, and Tumi Foundation. Tumi is an internationally acclaimed Leadership and Change Management expert who has worked with high profile clients and organizations across Africa, United States and Europe. Tumi has authored 4 books: Courageous Stories of Inspiration; In the Midst of the Storm; Stepping Stones to Success; and Your Moment. Read Tumi's startup story here.Read More
Share your vision and go public….
- Phindile Ndlovu is the founder of Bhekizenzo Foundation, an organisation passionate about community development, skills development and education for the youth. Phindile works and speaks with young people across the Gauteng Province in South Africa, motivating and coordinating her vision and goal setting workshops through her Foundation. Phindile has strong, professional media and communications expertise, particularly with event coordination and campaign strategy planning. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Sociology at the University of Witswatersand Johannesburg. More about Phindile.Read More
Share your journey...
- Iris Munguambe is the founder of Mariée Boutique Lda, a Mozambican entrepreneur creating events to make her clients’ wedding dreams come true. Iris’s company specializes in event and wedding planning and logistics. It is rapidly building a reputation for creating beautiful events for its clients, all with that personal touch and a great attention to detail. Read Iris's startup story.Read More
On Thursday 12 July, despite the cold outside temperature on a crisp winter’s day, Lesotho’s leading women entrepreneurs made their way to the impressive Mathabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru for a morning of networking, inspiration and motivation at the Lioness Lean In event in the city.Read More
The Lioness Lean In breakfast event held in Johannesburg on 14 June 2018 in partnership with Open Workspaces, and held at their great co-working space in Sandton, had an added dimension. A film crew from the Perspectives documentary series were recording the event, capturing the spirit of the Lioness Lean In events, and interviewing Lionesses of Africa founder and ceo, Melanie Hawken.Read More
This month saw Femi Handbags, one of the foremost and most iconic leather handbag and accessory brands in Nigeria, announcing the beginning of an exciting new chapter as it opened its first ever stand-alone handbag and accessories store in Lagos on Sunday 1st July 2018.Read More
I am a basketball fan. Yes, I am that woman! I watch the NBA religiously. I love the Golden State Warriors and was so happy when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship and even streamed their Victory Parade in their home town. I am a fan, period!Read More
Author Felecia Hatcher believes that you don't need millions of dollars to get your business idea off the ground, but you do need to START, with what you have and where you probably are financially - on a Ramen Noodle budget! And that philosophy is the basis of her new book Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget: 12 Lessons on Becoming a Young Entrepreneur When You Are Broke!Read More
Everyone wants to look and feel good, and also to boost their confidence, and in Mozambique, one woman entrepreneur is on a mission to help her clients achieve all of these goals. Zeinab Abdallah, founder of Qimari Estética, is creating a world-class service in a relaxing environment in the heart of Maputo, providing the opportunity for clients to find those precious Zen moments.Read More
Listen to our inner voice....
- Christelle Kwizera is the founder of Water Access Rwanda, a social enterprise that is providing simple, affordable and durable water solutions in East Africa. Christelle is a young Rwandan activist and social entrepreneur and a Mechanical Engineer graduate from Oklahoma Christian University where she did a reserach on purifying water using ozone. Christelle works full time to promote youth-led initiatives and help fellow young people achieve their full potential. She has represented Rwandan youth at several international conference as a panelist and most recently as a speaker during the High Level Ministerial Meeting during ICFP13. Read Christelle's startup story here.Read More
by Evashnee Naidu, founder of enablED
How important is it to identify your target market? The old adage of create a product and customers will come has definitely gone out the door. In today’s world we are exposed to products, brands and services with a global reach. No more are we limited to what is within our radius, no more do we have to be brand loyal. Yes there are brands that have established themselves, but how often have we seen a fall from grace by big brands, and how easy was the consumer switch.Read More
Don't forget to enjoy your entrepreneurial journey....
- Mellisa Mazinga is the founder of zedlabel, an online store for Zimbabwean fashion designers. Mellisa aims to bridge the gap between the fashion-loving customer who wants unique, quality and affordable fashion and the clothing, accessory and beauty brand designers of Zimbabwe. Her objective is to create growth in the Zimbabwean fashion sector. Read Mellisa's startup story here.Read More
On the morning of 12 July, women entrepreneurs from across Lesotho will gather together in Maseru to be inspired and to connect with their fellow women business and brand builders at the latest Lioness Lean In breakfast in the country. And it promises to be a great occasion!Read More
Believe in your dream.....
- Bomanga Ngoi Longango is the founder of Evelea Foods. This entrepreneur from the Democratic Republic of Congo is taking the essence of her country and bottling it in jars for a European audience. Bomanga and her company Evelea, are capturing the flavours of African vegetables such as cassava leaves, amaranth leaves, and other traditional vegetables in ready to eat form, preserved in jars. Read Bomanga's startup story here.Read More