Heroine of the Week


Lubna Olayan: The Cutting-Edge Saudi Businesswoman

Well known as the First woman to head a Saudi bank, Lubna Olayan is our heroine of the week. The Saudi businesswoman retired in 2019 but continues to make a massive impact for all Middle-east women and all businesswomen worldwide. Her involvement in finance and business has seen her receive worldwide recognition and notable awards from some of the most popular world ranking systems. Lubna Suliman Olayan is a member of the wealthiest family in the Middle East and CEO of Olayan Financing. Born in 1955 to the Olayan family in the city of Unaizah in the Qassim region in northern Saudi Arabia, Lubna obtained her BA in Agriculture from Cornell University in the United States of America. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Indiana. Due to her family’s wealth and knowledge, she was raised to be a leader. Olayan started working in the Olayan Group…

Roshni Nadar – Heroine of Week

Ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by some of the leading ranking platforms around the globe, Roshni Nadar is our female hero of the week. From a media student to a Tech leader, she has repeatedly shown honour, ambition, and determination in all her work. Roshni Nadar has frequently paved the way for women across the globe and continues to lead by example, making her a more than perfect candidate for our heroine of the week.

The Way To Attending To Africa’s Challenges Is Through Problem Solving – Professor Phakeng

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a renowned mathematician. She holds a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Witwatersrand. She is a highly regarded B1 NR-rated scientist with over, 80 research papers and five edited volumes published. She has been invited to deliver over 40 keynote plenary talks at international conferences, and also as a visiting professor at universities around the world.

Nthabeleng Likotsi Launches the First Female Mutual Bank in South Africa

By Miracle Nwankwo

Despite the rapid increase of unexpected players emerging in the financial services industry of South Africa, the sector is still largely dominated by men, with only very few women who have the opportunity to participate as employees and no female founder at all. However, with the emergence of Nthabeleng Likotsi – the founder of the first female mutual bank in South Africa, the narrative is about to change for women in the country.

Professor Ekanem Braide… An Academic Per Excellence

By Walcott Aganu Women in science do seem to find it challenging to be recognized and achieve academic excellence; this is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa, due to cultural limitations and bias. Early-career female researchers don’t have many female role models for motivation and mentorship. However, this disposition is changing, and one of the names that have led the charge is Ekanem Braide, a professor of parasitology and epidemiology. Professor Ekanem Braide would surely be mentioned when women academics in Nigeria are being discussed. Today, on Amazons Watch, we look through her journey. Education Braide was born in Cross River State, Nigeria in 1946. She studied zoology at the University of Ife before obtaining her Master’s degree in Parasitology (1973), and a Doctorate in Epedimiology, Cornell University, New York (1978). She holds a Certificate in Epidemiological Methods from Southampton University (British Council Course). She is a Fellow and Co-founder, Nigerian…