#LLAInterview Meet Philanthropist, Development Planner and Business Leader – Dr Lulu Gwagwa

 “Choice not chance will determine your destiny”, LLA speaks to Multifaceted Woman, Business Leader and Philanthropist, Dr Lulu Gwagwa. Hi, it’s lovely to meet you, Can you introduce us to Dr Lulu Gwagwa? I was born in Kromhoek village in Umzimkulu, KZN to a close-knit large family that valued education and community development. That has […]

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All African Women Have Is Each Other – Alexis Okeowo, Writer and Journalist

Alexis Okeowo is one African woman to emulate. She is a journalist and writer. Avid readers of The New Yorker will recognize the staff writer’s frequent bylines – her pieces range from election season in Alabama (her home state) and media’s lack of empathy towards Somalia’s bombings, to the cultural impact of Issa Rae’s Insecure. She has also written […]

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Amina J Mohammed, Adesua Etomi, Luvvie Ajayi… Meet Nigeria’s Most Inspiring Women!

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, Leading Ladies Africa, in conjuction with YNaija, unveils the annuall #100 most inspiring Nigerian women list for 2017. This year, we celebrate women who have made phenomenal imprints in their respective industries. They are strongly beautiful and fierce visionaries, and we are super proud to call them our own. […]

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10 Timeless Quotes From Female Authors We Love

Words are, undoubtedly, a plane of inspiration when used right. This week, we draw 10 timeless quotes from some of our most inspiring female authors. Maya Angelou on GRATITUDE AND FAITH “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your night prayer, and let faith be the bridge you build to overcome […]

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Three Nigerian Women Win CNN/Multichoice African Journalist Awards

We are incredibly proud of the three Nigerian female journalists who were among the winners at the 2016 CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist of the year awards.   The award is for journalists across the African Continent and its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa’s development and reward journalistic talent […]

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#LLAInterview – “If you are not experiencing ongoing challenges then you are not really in a dynamic, meaningful business.” Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

There is a reason why Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is described as a serial entrepreneur; she is renowned for launching several successful start-ups. A woman who takes pride in her heritage, Bethlehem believes that the expansion of Africa can only be made possible by Africans themselves. In our interview with her, she talks about her business […]

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