Welcome to the digital home for Africa's women entrepreneurs. We're all about women entrepreneurs celebrating success, exchanging stories, connecting and networking, learning from like-minded women, and inspiring and mentoring the next generation of women-led startups in Africa. Learn more about us →
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When women entrepreneurs start talking and collaborating - good things happen! Join our community and start a conversation today. Every woman has something valuable to contribute.
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INSPIRATION & ADVICE
“With sheer determination and conviction nothing is impossible. We can all achieve the unimaginable.”
- Ally Angula is a qualified chartered accountant and co-founder of Leap Holdings, a group of companies involved in the growing of fresh produce, garment manufacturing and retail in Namibia. She is also the founder of My Republik Brand, Namibia’s first locally designed, manufactured and retailed clothing brand with a flagship store situated in the Grove Mall in Windhoek's Kleine Kuppe suburb. She currently serves as non-executive director for Old Mutual Life Assurance (Namibia) and Rio Tinto's Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia. Ally was chosen as a Desmond Tutu Fellowship programme Associate in April 2013 and was one of two Namibian entrepreneurs selected to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama in Kenya.
Never give up....
"Start now. Do not postpone your dream to tomorrow, thinking that you are not experienced enough. The best is always to learn on the ground, and in mining more than anywhere else it is key to spend as much time as possible in the field. Surround yourself with experts, work hard and always remain professional. Most of all, never give up."
- Tiguidanke Camara is a former model turned mining entrepreneur, and the founder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tigui Mining Group (TMG) and Camara Diamond & Gold Trading Network (CDGTN). Tigui is one of the youngest women mining executives and one of the few women mine owners in Africa. A visionary and proactive businesswoman, she uses her entrepreneur background to pursue her objective of creating a conglomerate of natural resources and innovative technology companies. She is passionate about empowering women to take a more active role in the development of Africa's mining industry. Tigui has been featured in numerous high profile magazines, videos, and movies.
IMAGE OF THE DAY
Each Monday to Friday we feature a striking 'Image of the Day' celebrating the work, or a moment in the life, of a talented African woman entrepreneur. Enjoy!
IN FOCUS THIS MONTH - AFRICA'S BEAUTY & WELLNESS ENTREPRENEURS
100 LIONESSES PROJECT
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Much has been written in recent years about the impact value chain associated with successful women entrepreneurs in Africa. They invest their success in family, community, and other women entrepreneurs and their businesses. They become critical drivers of the move to achieve greater gender balance in their countries. They understand the value of mentorship, playing an important role in ensuring the next generation of women entrepreneurs who are coming after them can learn from the hard fought lessons they had to experience the hard way. And, perhaps most importantly, they become much needed role models, showing that success is possible with enough determination, sheer hard work, and the right business idea at the right time. Africa’s women entrepreneurs need more role models, other women entrepreneurs who know at first hand how to achieve success in business whilst at the same time successfully building families, communities and personal relationships. That way everyone wins!