Vicki Hollub is an Entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum. She happens to be one of the first women to oversee a leading American oil and gas company, as it is pretty rare to find. In the U.S, women hold only 12 percent of leadership roles in the oil and gas sector, which is just a fraction of major roles in the industry.
By Goodnews Buekor
For as long as we know, vehicles and their concerns have always been a man’s thing. However, for Rita Kavashe, they are her world, and she perfectly understands them. In the automobile industry, Rita has broken stereotypes and reset standards.
Tunisia’s Minister of Women, the Family and the Elderly, Iman Zahouani Houimel, has pointed to the efforts of the government to improve the access of female entrepreneurs to information technology and communication, because of their great importance in achieving their economic empowerment.
By Hilaire Akollo
When I bumped into Dr Nathalie Beatrice Chinje-N Bodiong (fondly known as Dr Nath) in Cape Town a bit more than 20 years ago, I did not know that I was making a date with destiny. She was a Brand Manager at Woolworths – South Africa’s premium food and non-food retail chain listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Since then, I have been witnessing closely and from afar, the rise and growth of a determined, principled, loyal, passionate and driven woman who is obsessed with Excellence in the areas of private sector development, women and youth entrepreneurship, intra-Africa trade and skills development in Africa.
By Aditi Maheshwari
Lelemba Phiri a Zambian-born business owner, an award-winning educator, writer, keynote speaker and gender-lens investor is flexible and open enough to enter unchartered territories. Her belief in herself encourages her to take the leap of faith in business and in life.
By Kembet Bolton
Most businesswomen in Africa are stuck at the “micro” level, limited in their expansion quest because they lack credit and new technologies. However, Africa’s women are defying all odds as they contend with cultural issues, harsh investment climate and fears to build successful enterprises.
By Miracle Nwankwo “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” – Charles Malik Research has shown that societies, where women are given equal opportunities with men, have fewer child deaths, fewer conflicts, and better public services and health. This is just to mention that female leaders are doing notable things all over the world. Also, the news and stories of women making big waves around the world have continued to be on the rise. In West Africa, Aida Diarra, is calling the shots at VISA Africa, overseeing 48 business operations and still moving up the ladder. With 25 years career in strategy development and implementation, business development and operational management, Diarra is a woman of substance who qualifies to be called a continental leader. With her passion for financial technology and a champion for diversity, she serves as a leading voice in Africa’s finance…