Getting critical access to global markets for women entrepreneurs in Africa is often a challenge, so it’s always welcome to get the opportunity to talk about possible solutions with fellow women’s economic empowerment champions visiting the continent. Lionesses of Africa founder and ceo, Melanie Hawken, had the pleasure of meeting with Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries on 6 May when the Minister visited Cape Town following her speech at the World Economic Forum in South Africa earlier in the week.
Female entrepreneurs from across Africa will meet in Johannesburg this week. The conference, hosted by Lionesses of Africa, will bring together 280 women entrepreneurs to share their stories of success and inspire each other. To tell us more, we are joined by Melanie Hawken, Founder and CEO of Lionesses of Africa.
Lionesses of Africa Founder and CEO, Melanie Hawken, took part in the Twitter Chat on 17 March coordinated by Ogunte, together with other guest contributors from around the world, to talk about how unleashing the power of women’s social entrepreneurship can help to make our economies and societies stronger.
Lionesses of Africa Founder and CEO, Melanie Hawken, together with Global Women’s Summit Rwanda Director and Founder of Kora Associates, Mireille Karera, were invited into the Rwanda TV studios on 7th March to take part in the Debate 411 television programme, hosted by renowned anchor and tv personality, Eugene Anangwe. The topic under discussion was Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Leading South African business publication, Leadership Magazine, interviewed Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa on how her online platform can connect women entrepreneurs around the world.
Source: Hai Afrika | by Melanie Hawken | 12 June 2015
Female-run enterprises are growing exponentially all over the world, contributing to household incomes and the growth of national economies. However, these women often face challenges like social and physical constraints that might limit their ability to grow their businesses. --- As featured in Hai Afrika
Source: Hai Afrika | by Melanie Hawken | 21 May 2015
After years of global economic pressure and lots of business uncertainty in the marketplace, there are signs of a new wave of optimism amongst entrepreneurs, Interestingly, this charge is being led by millennials who want to do things differently.
This month, top South African business television programme, Leading Opinion, invited Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa into the studio to discuss the rise of African women entrepreneurship and its socio-economic impact on the continent.