Meet Thokoza Mjo, the young lady inspiring teenage-led businesses in South Africa

Thokoza Mjo is actively improving the economic situation in South Africa by encouraging teenage-led enterprises and making sure they bloom. This graduate of finance had her first shot at entrepreneurship back then in high school, where she sold sweets to her peers. Perhaps, this was where she got the inspiration to encourage other teenage-led businesses. […]

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#LLAInterview – “I want to be remembered as an influence in health policy and an advocate for global health policies.” Dr Irene Okech, Co-Founder Imbako Foundation

Education is her passion, health is her calling and her mission is to engender healthcare policies in the global landscape that will provide quality and equal access to healthcare to all. Meet Dr Irene Kenya, a consultant in health policy and the Co-Founder of Imbako Public Health /Imbako Foundation. In our interview with her, she […]

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Meet Amira Elmissiry, one of the women perceived to change the economic landscape of Africa

Few women venture into the international scene of their chosen profession. Amongst those few Amira Elmissiry has excelled beyond all doubt. She is presently the Special Assistant to the President of the African Development Bank. As Special Assistant, she is responsible for all matters which include operations, policy and strategic issues. Amira rose through the […]

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Meet Naisula Lesuuda, the youngest female member of the Kenyan Senate at age 30!

Born into poverty, bred in adversity. Such was the case of this young achiever who, despite all odds, was determined to be outstanding. Naisula Lesuuda was born in the humble town of Samburu, Kenya. A superficial prognosis of her future would have been bleak, unexceptional and uninspiring. On the contrary, those words couldn’t be farther […]

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Apply for the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017!

  Do you enjoy problem solving and creative thinking? Do you thrive when working with other people? Or do you actively seek ways to maximize your own potential? If you fit any of these categories, the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017 is for you.  McKinsey & Company is inviting female students and experienced professionals across Europe, the […]

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Samantha Dube is making a mark in the events industry

Samantha Dube loved hospitality and entertainment so much she decided to take it more seriously. She merged her love for these two and started Seeds Consulting, an event co-ordination, design and execution company. Like many other great event coordinators, Samantha prides herself in the fact that she takes the stress off her clients ensuring that they […]

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Designer Sarah Nakintu Dishes on Her Functional, Chic and Highly Covetable Handbags

  ESSENCE: When did you know that you wanted to design handbags? SARAH NAKINTU: When I started to travel. I found that there are very few functional bags for women who travel and work in urban areas. ESSENCE: What makes your designs unique? S.N.: The first thing is the African influence you see in our […]

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Wacy Zacarias gives a platform to African artists to tell their stories through textiles

What started as a final project for her masters degree ended up in a resolve to create African textile designs sourced and produced in Africa. Wacy didn’t like that white people didn’t value African culture, talent and beliefs and all they cared about was the money our fabric could bring. According to her, the African […]

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#LLAInterview – “Carve your niche. You cannot be all things to everyone.” Abisola Ijalana, CEO M12 Photography

Barely 7 years ago, Abisola Ijalana did not know that a decision to take a photography training during the Daystar Skill Acquisition Programme would set her on the path to becoming an award winning photographer. She instantly discovered her affinity for the craft and further carved a niche for herself in the industry. In our […]

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Meet Dr. Amy Jadesimi, the woman excelling even in a male dominated industry

  The beautiful, intelligent and pacesetting Amy Jadesimi is truly one of Africa’s leading ladies. She is the Managing Director of LADOL, an oil and gas fabrication and multi-logistics services base in Nigeria. Amy graduated as a qualified medical doctor from Oxford University Medical School. She later joined Goldman Sachs International’s investment banking division in London, […]

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