Rapelang is changing the face of education and learning one student at a time

With the belief that in the next 10 years one of the greatest drivers of data usage on the continent will not just be entertainment and social media, but educational, training and learning content, Rapelang Rabana started Rekindle Learning, a highly innovative learning and development company which uses the power of mobile and computer learning applications to […]

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Tashmeen Authar’s Rollasole is solving the problems of many women

  The perfect pair of heels can turn any outfit from gloom to glam. But with this comes much suffering. Though similar words have been read and repeated by many people, Tashameen Authar made a difference out of them. As the co-founder of Rollasole SA, she and her husband, both trained engineers, design, manufacture and […]

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Editi Effiong: On creating spaces for women to thrive

For some, the terms Women Empowerment, Gender Inclusion and Equality are just buzz words. But for some, like Editi Effiong, CEO Anakle, creating spaces where women benefit is a no-brainer. In this post, first published in a Facebook group, he explains why his organization operates a “women first” hiring policy.   One of the questions I […]

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#LLAInterview – “I want to build a pan African brand that embodies healthy living.” Oshione Igwonobe, The Juice Lady

As a woman with a big vision and a passionate desire to build a brand that promotes healthy living, one cannot but admire Oshione Igwonobe’s courage and tenacity. From moving from one office to the next selling juices in a cooling bag, Oshione has moved on to supply her products to top retail outlets such […]

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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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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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