Why we love Fatima Babakura

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There are so many amazing African women on the planet and we love finding out more about them. Today we introduce Fatima Babakura the founder and creative director of Timabee.

Here are a few reasons we loved her at first glance.

She is a studentprenuer

Fatima is a 21-year-old final year student at McMaster University and the founder and creative director of Timabee,  a luxury accessory brand which she created out of her passion for sketching designs. We love when we see young women charting a course for their lives early on. 

She is a go-getter

Within 3 years of starting the business, Timabee has won a best fashion brand of the year award. She has also been listed among 22 women redefining luxury in Africa by the Lionesses of Africa group, and received the WEF “Iconic Woman” award in 2017.

She loves African brands as much as we do

Fatima’s passion for women and girls has inspired her to continue to grow Timabee, as well as start other businesses that would create job opportunities, especially in Africa.  She is also the co- founder of Signature Boutique in Canada, a multi-brand boutique that aims to showcase the works of African based designers to the world. 

Culled from She Leads Africa 

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