We love all women-led startups and the stories of the women behind them.

We bring you Startup Stories from women across Africa who have taken the plunge and launched their own ventures. Some stories talk of multi-million dollar business triumphs, whilst others are about women fighting to lift themselves, their families, or their communities out of economic hardship. All, however, involve bravery, belief, courage, hope and determination. They are real stories about real women pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams: working hard, confronting challenges head-on, and making sacrifices. Without exception, the women behind these stories are all 'Lionesses of Africa'.

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I passionately believe in the power of storytelling to inspire and put new ideas out into the world. This is why I’m convinced every woman’s startup story is worth telling. Each story connects with different people in its own unique way. Each provides valuable lessons and motivation. So, I hope you will enjoy the startup stories from the women we feature. We can all be inspired by them and share them with others who are looking to make a difference out in the world of business or in society as a whole.
— Melanie Hawken, LoA founder & editor-in-chief