Although it started as a childhood dream, Susan Mashibe is now the CEO of VIA Aviation

When Susan Mashibe was just four years old, she remembered seeing her parent’s plane take off, leaving her with her grandmother. Instead of crying like children her age would have done, Susan wished that she could fly a plane herself so she will never be left behind. Susan eventually became Tanzania’s first female FAA-certified pilot […]

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From making baskets under a mango tree to creating stylish furniture, this is Josephine’s story

Tekura, Ghana’s number one go-to furniture maker and store, started with just two local artisans, crafting baskets under a mango tree. Now, the store is not just referred to as the go-to store for furniture in Ghana, it is also home to exquisite, stylish yet functional collections.  How did these all happen?    Josephine Forson, the founder […]

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Pioneering the agribusiness in Nigeria; Angel Adelaja wins SLA Demo Day 2016

After six months of intensive coaching, business development, strategy sessions in the SLA accelerator with 9 other amazing female led businesses, Angel Adelaja, CEO of Fresh Direct NG, was selected as the winner of the She Leads Africa Demo Day competition. Along with winning the first prize, Angel was also awarded N2,000,000 for her business.  Fresh Direct NG […]

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10 Questions with the #LadyBoss Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi – “There is a key role for ‘women to support women’ which is beyond a hashtag.”

Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi, Co-Founder of Stellar Delicacies, is our lady boss today and we love the fact that she was able to build a thriving business by identifying a gap in the market and merging her passion for businesses with her mum’s love for cooking. What an excellent combination! Read about her journey as she shares […]

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#LLAInterview – “I want people to say someday that it’s because of Beatrice that they did not give up.” Beatrice Ndung’u, Media Entrepreneur

Starting out her career as a PR and Marketing guru, Beatrice has gone on to launch as string of successful media businesses. Her passion is to empower people, especially the youth, and she is determined to be the best she can be in a that she does. In our interview with her, Beatrice tells us […]

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3 African Women Build An Innovative Hair App

Every woman loves beautiful hair but African women seem to spend more to make it happen. So when Priscilla Hazel, Cassandra Sarfo, and Esther Olatunde came together to build Tress, a fun, passionate mobile app for black women around the world to share and discover hairstyle inspiration, they knew this app will be well received. The […]

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From a dissatisfied customer to CEO, this is Ijeoma Oguegbu’s story

Ijeoma’s desire to train entrepreneurs on acquiring the right skills needed for their business was sparked by an experience she had at a pastry shop. She bought terrible snacks from a shop that was recently opened near her house and she couldn’t help but worry. Why would the shop owner invest so much money in […]

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Nana Twum-Danso is saving the lives of pregnant women through her health startup

Nana Twum- Danso is a medical doctor and through her emergency health transportation startup, Maza, she is saving the lives of expectant mothers and their unborn babies in rural Ghana. Through a network of multipurpose motorized tricycles and drivers at the community level that is powered by mobile technology, MAZA enables rural families to access […]

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Abiola Alabi, Bolanle Austen Peters, and others to converge at WISCAR’S 2016 Annual Anniversary

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a highly structured mentoring program for professional career women, will be converging great men and women at its annual Mentorship and Leadership event and is also set to induct another batch of successful mentees. The WISCAR Mentorship and Leadership program encourages professional career women to achieve their full potentials and […]

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Kendi Sapepa is living fiercely and pursuing purpose

Kendi’s love for chic, feminine and classic designs led her to start her own fashion label, Barbara McKenzie and three years after inception, the brand is doing quite well and it has been worn by South African stars at the SAFTAs, the South African Film and Television Awards. Barbara McKenzie fashion company offers specialized services like […]

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