In her brand new book, Be Fearless, renowned philanthropist, investor, and technology pioneer Jean Case brings to life the five principles common to the people and organizations that change the world. This book is a call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change.Read More
“Being a female entrepreneur in Africa is especially challenging, it’s not for the faint-hearted.”
Swaady Martin, founder of YSWARARead More
“Here’s to the women who will change the narrative of African women: May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”
Dr. Ola Orekunrin, founder of Flying Doctors NigeriaRead More
Don’t be afraid to bring in smart people…
“… you need the courage to employ people who are smarter than you. During the early years, the founder is head of human resources, financial manager and the CEO, and has to come up with the right answers to every question. But, at some point you have to recognize that the business is bigger than you, and it is time to let go and appoint other people to lead these functions.”
Johanna Mukoki, co-founder of Travel with Flair (South Africa)Read More
Stay focused on the important things….
“… before you start doing any of the cool things like marketing or packaging, be damn sure the sales are coming in. Be aware of your financials. You might want to be creative and fun, but unless you know how much money you’ve got, how much you owe and how much you’re making on your products, you’ll never succeed. I know those things every day.”
Bernie de Le Cuona, founder of De Le CuonaRead More
Serial entrepreneur, Kim Perell, author of The Execution Factor, first made headlines for her amazing transformative story of a startup entrepreneur to an internationally renowned CEO and prominent angel investor. From her modest beginnings at her kitchen table, she went from broke to multi-millionaire in just a few short years. Today, she has investments in over 70 startups many of which have been sold to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Now, in The Execution Factor, she offers indispensable wisdom as she shares her personal journey and proven program for achieving success.Read More
Making jewellery and making a difference to women’s lives is the mission behind F.R.E.E (the Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment). Created by entrepreneur Dawn Close in Zambia, the goal is to empower highly skilled craftswomen in the country to create high quality, handcrafted jewellery for sale around the world.Read More
Find a problem and develop a unique solution that will fix it - that’s often the starting point for any business, especially in the tech sector. For the all women team behind South African startup business, Element Applications, their goal in life and in business is to develop smart apps that will solve a range of challenges for other businesses and organisations. Their first foray into the commercial app space sees them creating a much-needed solution for salon owners who need to manage their businesses more efficiently.Read More
by Tania Reid, Chief Experience Officer of Ithemba Office Solutions
As I sit and reflect, I look back on both the challenges and the blessings of 2018 and realize that the challenges are a given, but choosing to celebrate the blessings is a choice. I encourage everyone to reflect on and celebrate both your big and small victories.Read More
by Nereyda Ah Hoy, writer, author and founder of Indika platform and digital magazine
Falhar é um dos maiores medos do Ser Humano. Mas já pensou que há pessoas que têm medo é de VENCER?
Failure is one of the greatest fears of the Human Being. But have you ever thought that there are people who are afraid of WINS? The fear of winning is not only a reality, but it is also one of the biggest obstacles to people's success.Read More
Kofo Akinkugbe is recognised globally for her entrepreneurial success story and strong business track record. She is founder & CEO of SecureID Nigeria Ltd a market leader in smart card technology and digital security. SecureID is a world-class manufacturing facility with the only smart card production plant in West Africa and one of only six on the continent. This company serves 16 countries across Africa and is fully certified by VISA, Verve and MasterCard. In 2012, Kofo won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Mature Business Award.Read More
Stay grounded and centred....
"My advice would be to know that you will go through ups and downs in your business and to let that be okay. Not to get swept away by the difficult times but to keep focused and know that those you can weather. There will be expansion on the other side. Keep going and don't worry too much about making mistakes. There will be many but staying grounded and centred can allow you to see that there is learning in each step of the way and to trust the process. If your heart is in what you are doing, then you will be supported by the universe."
Candice Johnson, founder of Miss Knitwear (South Africa)Read More
My best advice…
"To have the passion for what you do and make sure you have a business adviser and mentors in place to guide you through the journey."
Tayo Bello, founder of Bello Creations (Nigeria)Read More
Don’t expect overnight success as an entrepreneur…
“I would apply the principles of the harvest, which is you must dig, clear the land, plant, water the crops… and then hopefully there will be a harvest and sometimes that harvest might be a little bit disappointing. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t go back and sow again.”
Eva Muraya, Founder and CEO of BSD Group (Kenya)Read More