The power of innovation and imagination in businesses

They say if you can imagine it, you can make it happen. I can certainly attest to that. My vision for Lionesses of Africa has taken me from a germ of an idea to get the world talking about and connecting with the continent’s women entrepreneurs, to what is today a powerful community of over 200,000 inspirational women in business in 36 African countries. Imagination has been the key to what is now an extraordinary social enterprise journey and one shared by some of the world’s leading companies and organisations, including GE one of the world’s leading Digital Industrial Organisations. GE has brought the opportunity to innovate, imagine, and invent to Sub-Saharan Africa with the launch of its GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it has made a commitment to developing women entrepreneurs. With this in mind, the GE AIC is partnering with Lionesses of Africa on an Open Innovation Challenge. Women entrepreneurs in the network in South Africa are invited to provide a sustainable digital solution to a pressing challenge – or opportunity. The solution should ideally focus on the sectors, and businesses, that GE SSA serves. The winning entry will receive USD 1 500.00, and the opportunity to work with GE AIC Digital Academy team on developing their proposed project. Short-listed candidates will be included as preferential suppliers to GE Sub-Saharan Africa. Deadline for entries is 23h00 on November 15, 2016 via the link: So, what are you waiting for - join GE as they Innovate, Imagine and Invent – In Africa; For Africa.