November is Focus on Africa’s Food and Drink Entrepreneurs Month. Every month at Lionesses of Africa, we shine a spotlight on a particular industry sector where Africa’s women entrepreneurs are making a real impact, through their businesses, their innovation, their products, services and craftsmanship, and their passion for what they do. This month (November), we are turning our attention to the women who are changing the face of the food and drink industry in Africa, and creating new products, building new brands, and launching exciting food/drinks retail concepts in the process.
All this month at Lionesses of Africa, we are featuring some of the leading women pioneers in Africa’s food and drinks industries. Some of the names and brands are well-known - others are new to the scene, but all of them are building truly inspirational companies, products, brands and retail concepts that are capturing the imaginations of consumers across the continent, and also the world.
Here are just some of the African Food and Drink entrepreneurs who are inspiring us this month.
Take for example, the inspirational Julian Omalla, the founder of Delight Uganda, who has built a highly successful business empire in the country’s drinks industry; or Monica Musonda, the founder of Java Foods in Zambia, producing highly nutritious and affordable food ranges; or Brenda Wilkinson, founder of Rio Largo, one of South Africa’s leading olive oil producers winning accolades around the world; or Caroline McCann, founder of Braeside Butchery in South Africa, a passionate advocate of locally sourcing and local provenance; or Swaady Martin, founder of Yswara, the proudly African luxury tea and lifestyle brand; or the industry-changing Tabitha Karanje, founder of Keroche Breweries, who is changing the brewing landscape of Kenya.
The stories of these, and many more leading African women food and drinks entrepreneurs like them, will be featured this month. To kick-start our special focus month, we are featuring nine of our favourite African women food and drinks entrepreneurs. Read their startup stories below and be inspired.
At Lionesses of Africa, we also encourage everyone visiting our website and social media platforms to nominate those African Women food and drink entrepreneurs from around the continent that inspire them, and we will happily profile them during the coming weeks. Click here to make your nomination. Our month-long Focus on African Women Food and Drink entrepreneurs is all about showcasing the best and most inspirational women working and building businesses in these highly competitive industry sectors in Africa, so be part of the process and make a difference to a woman food and drink entrepreneur that inspires you.