Changemaker (n) – A term coined by the social entrepreneurship organization, Ashoka, meaning one who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen. In Africa, we have some amazing changemakers who are finding solutions to many of the continent's most pressing socio-economic challenges - and, not surprisingly, many of them are women social entrepreneurs. These women are passionate about making a difference in the world. Whilst others simply talk about the problems, these inspirational women change-makers make it happen - they don't wait for others to take action, particularly not government or big business. They simply bring their vast range of talents, their passion and unlimited energy, and they drive social change. As a result, they uplift communities, break down barriers, and change the world for the better. They are all Lionesses of Africa!