Video: Melanie Hawken, LoA founder & editor-in-chief

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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BOOK FOR LIVE EVENTS

#LIONESSLEANIN

LIONESS LEAN IN BREAKFAST SERIES: Events are FREE, but booking is essential. Prepare to be inspired!

CAPE TOWN, Tue 21 Feb

CAPE TOWNTue 21 Feb

JOHANNESBURG, Thu 23 Feb

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DURBAN, Tue 28 Mar

DURBAN, Tue 28 Mar

JOHANNESBURG, Thu 30 Mar

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INSPIRATION & ADVICE

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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

This March, Lionesses of Africa shines a spotlight on the inspiring women building great beauty and wellness companies. Throughout the month we'll introduce you to the women who are changing the face of the beauty and wellness industry on the Continent, many of whom are going global with exciting new products and brands that reflect the best of Africa.  Read more.

This March, Lionesses of Africa shines a spotlight on the inspiring women building great beauty and wellness companies. Throughout the month we'll introduce you to the women who are changing the face of the beauty and wellness industry on the Continent, many of whom are going global with exciting new products and brands that reflect the best of Africa.  Read more.

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FEATURED '100 LIONESSES'

MEET & LEARN FROM AFRICA'S LEADING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Sisters Weaving for Peace & Profit

Meet Joy Ndungutse and Janet Nkubana, co-founders Gahaya Links Cooperatives, Rwanda

Meet the inspiring sisters who had a vision to turn ancient basket weaving skills into a source of livelihood for thousands of rural women. Read their full profiles.

Revivalist of Ancient Weaving Skills

Meet Aïssa Dione, founder of Aissa Dione Tissus, Senegal

Meet a woman on a mission to revive Senegal's traditional and unique fabric weaving craftsmanship and build a production chain that is truly '100% Made in Senegal'. Read her full profile.

Global Shoe Brand Builder

Meet Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder of soleRebels, Ethiopia

Meet the woman behind the world's fastest-growing African footwear brand and the only Fair Trade-certified footwear company in the world. Read her full profile.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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