"There is so much potential in Africa's people, in their minds and hearts. Being an entrepreneur in Africa means being a part of unlocking that potential."
- Mellisa Mazingi is the founder of zedlabel in Zimbabwe, an innovative online retail fashion outlet that showcases the work of her country’s fashion designers. She is a fashion and media entrepreneur and a philanthropist with a special interest in women’s development. As the Managing Director of fashion events and PR company Runway Productions and the Managing Editor of fashion media brand Zim Fashionista, she creates innovative and intuitive media, marketing, event and business solutions for fashion businesses in Zimbabwe. As a trustee of the Women’s Education and Empowerment Trust, Mellisa gives back to the community with a focus on assisting women and girls, whilst as founder and chairman of The Fashion Project in Zimbabwe she aims to foster and encourage the growth of the Zimbabwean fashion industry.