”Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, Diane Von Furstenburg’s The Woman I wanted to be are books I’d Recommend for Entrepreneurs”~ Karen Ubani Alli, Founder, Karen Ubani Apparels

Karen Ubani-Alli is the Founder of Karen Ubani Apparel, a fashion manufacturing and retail business which she started in 2014 after quitting her job with PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria.

Her Mission is exciting: To empower young working women all over the world to be the best version of themselves by helping them curate a functional and admirable wardrobe for everyday life.

Under her leadership the company has sold over 10,000 dresses to young women both within and outside Africa. Worthy of note is her relentless effort to make fashion e-commerce shopping easier for women, especially ensuring fit and good customer experience.

A graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Covenant University Otta, her passion for fashion led her to obtain a diploma in Garment Construction and Digital Marketing from the prestigious London College of fashion.

She attributes her growing success to God, her passion for service, and to her continuous quest for knowledge.

Fashion Entrepreneur extraordinaire takes our Lady Boss Questions

What does Entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship, I believe is the ability to envision, launch and run a business and the capacity to flow smoothly with whatever changes may be required as the business’s viability and growth potential is tested.

If you weren’t an entrepreneur, you would be…?

Perhaps a teacher. Or working with a non profit.

If you could have a lunch date with one Lady Boss you admire – who would that be and what would you ask her?

Tara Durotoye. I will ask her, how she holds it all together.

3 book recommendations for entrepreneurs?

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Diane Von Furstenburg’s The Woman I wanted to be.

Every leadership book by John C. Maxwell

The Bible

The social media platform that has helped your business the most is?


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