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…
In recent technology landscape, there has been a surge of innovative entrepreneurs in many parts of the world, but in terms of delivering gender parity, the industry has been disgracefully slow. However, even with the damning gaps and records, there are signs of women making headway in the sector. These growing number of young women in a stiff male-dominated terrain are creating a path and ensuring that the future is bright for the next generation of amazons. Though the economy might be hard, the system unfavorable and the acceptability may be poor, yet in recent times we have seen and documented giant strides of female entrepreneurs, technology inclusive, in emerging economies like Africa. In this interview with Amazons Watch Magazine, the Managing Director, Smart Kids Zone, Chinenye Udeh, tells us more about her journey and strategies in Techpreneurship. Excerpts: 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and the…
By Miracle Nwankwo
Africa has a growing number of women leaders in different sectors, working tirelessly to contribute to the continent’s emerging economy. A typical example of such women is Oluwatoyin F Sanni, former Group Chief Executive Officer of United Capital Plc, who currently sits as the Chief Executive officer of Emerging Africa Capital.
As the world continues to evolve and move faster, certain women are head bent on making an indelible impact before . An example is the 30-year old Dineo Lioma, Co-founder of three innovative companies in the biotechnology sphere; Incitech, CapeBio Technologies and Deep Medical Therapeutics.