#LionessRoar 'The Voice of Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs' is Lionesses of Africa's social media campaign to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November 2016. Make sure to join this year's campaign to raise the voice of Africa's women entrepreneurs and take our message across the African continent and around the globe.
At Lionesses of Africa, we know just how many inspirational and successful women entrepreneurs there are on the African continent, and we make a point of celebrating them each day with their startup stories, their words of wisdom, and their insights into how to build sustainable brands and businesses. But as women entrepreneurs in Africa, we need to make our voices more powerfully heard around the world, getting global markets, buyers, investors and the media to sit up and take notice.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
This month sees the third Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) taking place on 19th November, a day on which the work of women entrepreneurs is observed, discussed, and celebrated. The inaugural event in 2014 was held in New York City at the United Nations, with additional events being held simultaneously in several other countries - in fact, Lionesses of Africa soft-launched on this day back in November 2014. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was founded and implemented by Wendy Diamond as a global movement to celebrate and support female founders and shed light on some of their challenges. Forbes Magazine wrote that the intention was also “to mobilize a global network of female business owners, entrepreneurs and change makers who support and empower this community of women entrepreneurs and their businesses. The United Nations Foundation is a founding partner of the events. Lionesses of Africa will be celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and it’s own anniversary on this day, so watch this space.
How to participate in our #LionessRoar Campaign
So, to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19th November 2016, and to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Lionesses of Africa’s global launch, we are encouraging women entrepreneurs from across the continent to make their voices heard by joining our #LionessRoar campaign.
Tweet a shoutout using Hashtag #LionessRoar
Create your Tweet in celebration of women's entrepreneurship using the hashtags:
Send us a Voice Memo to add to our #LionessRoar Podcast Feed
To take part, simply record a short Voice Memo (60 seconds or less) on your smartphone and email us the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your recorded Voice Memo message
- A head and shoulders photo of yourself
- Your full name
- Your company name
- Your country
Record your message as follows....
Hi, this is [YOUR NAME] founder/co-founder of [YOUR COMPANY] in [YOUR COUNTRY] and I would like to.... [SPEAK YOUR MESSAGE]
Your message will be added to our #LionessRoar podcast feed.