“Start with the educational system. We are conditioned to be job seekers. Entrepreneurship must be taught from childhood.”
Nathalie Kpanté, founder of Choco-Togo (Togo)Read More
Stay focused on the important things….
Bernie de Le Cuona, founder of De Le CuonaRead More
Being an entrepreneur is hard, so it's important to surround yourself with lots of positive energy....
Adenike Ogunlesi, founder of Ruff 'n' Tumble (Nigeria)Read More
A company is only ever as good as its people, and that’s why it is so important to hire the right people with the right skills in order to grow and thrive. In South Africa, one company, Construct Executive Search founded by Kabwe Mulolo, is building a great reputation for specialized recruitment, helping businesses in the construction, technical and engineering sectors find the professional staff they need.Read More
On a perfect, blue sky morning in Maputo, Mozambique, over 120 women entrepreneurs gathered together for the first Lioness Lean In of the year in the country. The aim was to inspire one another, to connect for business, and to listen to successful women business builders and product creators share their stories. As always, it was an unforgettable morning, with business done, new relationships formed, and a significant amount of entrepreneurial energy in the air.Read More
My biggest piece of advice…
Katy Valentine, founder of Katy Valentine Collection (South Africa)Read More
by Lori Milner: author, entrepreneur, thought leader and founder of Beyond the Dress
Asking for a raise. Ending a relationship. Giving a critical performance review. Saying no to someone in need. Confronting disrespectful or hurtful behaviour. Disagreeing with the majority in a group. Apologizing.Read More
Mimi Kalinda, founder of Africommunications Group (South Africa)Read More
Just start something!…
Olivia Onyemaobi, founder of Pad-Up Creations (Nigeria)Read More
by Kulani Shiluvane, Founder and Chief Consultant at Shiluvah
There is no doubt that social media has been a big part of our everyday lives both at a personal and professional level. However, the lines between the personal and professional when using social media can and have become blurred. We have seen people lose their jobs because of statements that they have made on social media; we have also seen organizations lose both business and credibility due to statements made by those associated with them on social media. We have also seen government departments like the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa ban the use of mobile phones for certain employees as it was hampering levels of productivity. It is therefore vital that the use of social media in the workplace has clear guidelines in order to avoid adverse situations for both parties.Read More
Patricia Majule, founder of Unique Favors TZ (Tanzania)Read More
Start with what you have....
Bhatupe Mhango, founder of Bha’s Fragrance Boutique (Malawi)Read More
A great business idea alone counts for nothing without execution....
Mo Abudu founder and Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV (Nigeria)Read More
Flora Mutahi, founder & CEO of Melvin Marsh International (Kenya)Read More
Take two challenges - one, the need to address the gender pay gap for Africa’s women entrepreneurs; and two, the need for consumers to source world-class images on Africa; and you have a recipe for a great business. The highly creative Cindy Leah, founder of The African Pictionary, is on a mission to create a business that provides an impactful solution to both challenges.Read More