#LLAInterview – “I want people to say someday that it’s because of Beatrice that they did not give up.” Beatrice Ndung’u, Media Entrepreneur

Starting out her career as a PR and Marketing guru, Beatrice has gone on to launch as string of successful media businesses. Her passion is to empower people, especially the youth, and she is determined to be the best she can be in a that she does. In our interview with her, Beatrice tells us […]

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A text message led Mary Njoki to start her own company

After getting fired from her marketing job via text message, Mary decided to channel her innovative abilities and desire to provide solutions to start her own company.  Mary now runs Glass House PR, a company built on a foundation of innovation and creativity. The PR firm brings together a mix of services that ensures that all […]

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Rafiat Kasumu is passionately expanding the Kente movement in Ghana

“Learning about the significance of kente –down to the meanings of colors and patterns– really opened my eyes to how important this craft is. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a part of the movement to expand this craft internationally”- Rafiat Kasumu  Rafiat Kasumu is a perfect blend of beauty and […]

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3 African Women Build An Innovative Hair App

Every woman loves beautiful hair but African women seem to spend more to make it happen. So when Priscilla Hazel, Cassandra Sarfo, and Esther Olatunde came together to build Tress, a fun, passionate mobile app for black women around the world to share and discover hairstyle inspiration, they knew this app will be well received. The […]

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From a dissatisfied customer to CEO, this is Ijeoma Oguegbu’s story

Ijeoma’s desire to train entrepreneurs on acquiring the right skills needed for their business was sparked by an experience she had at a pastry shop. She bought terrible snacks from a shop that was recently opened near her house and she couldn’t help but worry. Why would the shop owner invest so much money in […]

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Nana Twum-Danso is saving the lives of pregnant women through her health startup

Nana Twum- Danso is a medical doctor and through her emergency health transportation startup, Maza, she is saving the lives of expectant mothers and their unborn babies in rural Ghana. Through a network of multipurpose motorized tricycles and drivers at the community level that is powered by mobile technology, MAZA enables rural families to access […]

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Abiola Alabi, Bolanle Austen Peters, and others to converge at WISCAR’S 2016 Annual Anniversary

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a highly structured mentoring program for professional career women, will be converging great men and women at its annual Mentorship and Leadership event and is also set to induct another batch of successful mentees. The WISCAR Mentorship and Leadership program encourages professional career women to achieve their full potentials and […]

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Kendi Sapepa is living fiercely and pursuing purpose

Kendi’s love for chic, feminine and classic designs led her to start her own fashion label, Barbara McKenzie and three years after inception, the brand is doing quite well and it has been worn by South African stars at the SAFTAs, the South African Film and Television Awards. Barbara McKenzie fashion company offers specialized services like […]

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#FaithSeries – Why we the women need to link arms, lift up & build bridges

When our world is all kinds of confused and breaking, this is what we the women really want to know: where are the Esthers? Where are the Ruths, the Hannahs and the Rahabs? Where are the Marys who will show up at Elizabeth’s doorstep to link arms with her and help her baby leap again? […]

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Leslie Ossete is solving the transportation problem in Africa, one country at a time

  Leslie Ossete is the CEO of Magic Bus Ticketing, an offline SMS based ticketing system aimed at improving the transportation system in Africa.  The student of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, alongside three other students came up with an initiative that helps to solve a number of the transporting problems African commuters face. Ossete […]

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