Meet Nicole Cardoza, Simone Biles, Augusta Uwanzu and all the other amazing women on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

We couldn’t be more proud! The Forbes 30 under 30 list was released recently and we are super pleased to see many incredible black women honored.  Each one of them gives us assurance that women are getting it right in various industries. Tschabalala Self, Artist. Tschabalala is a 26 year old artist who has dedicated […]

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Meet Sherifat Akinwonmi, a tech guru and inspiration to many women

Sherifat Akinomi is an information security expert and the Head of Information Security at Interswitch limited. One would think that this computer guru would have always loved computers since she was little but this was not so. The mother of three wasn’t exposed to computers growing up but seemed to love mathematics and computing. In […]

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Working magic behind the scene; here’s Melina Matsoukas’ story

Melina Matsoukas is a woman with the midas touch; every video she touches turns into gold. The innovative and creative genius has a knack for telling powerful messages and sending strong messages through music videos. Most notable of all her works is Beyonce’s Formation which stirred up conversations about politics, art and history around the world. […]

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10 Questions with the #LadyBoss – “A woman can have it all, when she decides exactly what she wants.” Mofolusade Sonaike, Founder Mumpreneur

After dealing with not being able to spend quality time with her kids while she had a high flying career, Mofolusade Sonaike decided to launch out into entrepreneurship. It wasn’t an easy transition but today she is glad she made that choice and she is empowering other women to do the same through the Mumpreneur […]

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“If you have faith and believe in yourself you will find a way.”- Messaynesh Geberesilassie

Messaynesh Geberesilassie visited home in Ethopia, and couldn’t resist seeing the value of the quality handcrafted work by local artisans and doing nothing about it. She also knew that there was a high rise in the demand for these special products, and since she had always wanted to start a business she went for it. […]

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#LLAInterview – “Education has enabled me to dream beyond boundaries and limitations.” Patrice Juah

When you talk about women who are making a way for other women to be empowered, Patrice Juah will feature right at the top. She is a multi-talented entrepreneur who is passionate about the education of the girl child in Africa, particularly in Liberia. In our interview with her, she lets us into her world […]

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Lola Olusola is making a huge difference in e-commerce

  Like many other entrepreneurs, Lola Olusola was working in a company before she started her own. She worked with Radley, a handbag company where she and her team of seven brought in almost 50 percent of the company’s revenue. Her experience in Radley and the realization that e-commerce was growing in Nigeria inspired her to […]

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Anike Lawal is solving the problems of mothers one day at a time

“I  believe I have a calling, I believe that Mamalette is an idea that found me and not me necessarily finding it .” – Anike Lawal Wondering what Mamalette is? Well, it is a hub that provides inspiration for women from pre-pregnancy to motherhood. The platform that caters for over 70,000 women was founded by […]

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Here’s your chance to join the Leading Ladies Africa team!

Leading Ladies Africa is expanding, and we’re searching for a focused, creative and hardworking female intern to join our team. Here are the qualities we want our program intern to have; – Must be a whiz at writing and developing content. – Must be social media savvy, and particularly conversant with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. […]

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“Success is doing what you love while making impact.” Sandra Myambu

  It’s one thing to  have a job and it’s another thing to make impact doing what you truly love.   South-African born Sandra Myambu got a job as a Portfolio Programme Analyst at Dimension Data  but still wanted to make impact directly on the society. She had seen that more graduates were coming out […]

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