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[Interview] Kyle Moss, Government Affairs Program Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
21-08-2017 | 12:03:00
Kyle Moss serves as a government affairs program manager and head of global entrepreneurship for Qualcomm Wireless Reach. Based in San Diego, Moss designs, implements, and manages social impact programs throughout Africa, Asia, and the US.
[South Africa] WDB Investment Holdings increase equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%
14-08-2017 | 10:35:00
WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company.
Tanzania Women of Achievement launches mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa
11-08-2017 | 09:01:11
Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) has launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa.
Telkom appoints Catherine Olaka Chief HR Officer
10-08-2017 | 08:00:00
Telkom has appointed Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
[Startup Interview] Brenda Achere, Chief Engagement Officer, Africa, MEDxCare
07-08-2017 | 13:31:00
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Rosemary Mukami Kariuki resumes new role as World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe
07-08-2017 | 09:38:00
Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe.
[Burkina Faso] PSUP invests in women and youth to deliver basic urban services
17-07-2017 | 08:40:49
A project targeting some 30,000 residents of located in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso are seeing the fruits of development initiatives resulting from a $100,000 Community Managed Fund project.
[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya
11-07-2017 | 12:33:00
Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals.
AfDB focuses on fashion industry to create jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa
06-07-2017 | 07:55:03
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.
[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya
05-07-2017 | 12:01:00
A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation.
Mastercard invests in 160 South African young female entrepreneurs
05-07-2017 | 10:49:34
More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017.
[South Africa] Adri Führi joins e4 as Group CFO
27-06-2017 | 11:38:47
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi as its Group Chief Financial Officer.
Vanessa Moungar appointed as AfDB's Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society
20-06-2017 | 10:25:00
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.
South Africa can dig itself out of unemployment - Donna Rachelson, CEO Seed Engine, SA
19-06-2017 | 12:27:00
South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group is young people under the age of 35.
Viola Graham-Douglas becomes Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director
19-06-2017 | 09:37:00
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director.
[Interview] Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder, Eat Jollof, UK
01-06-2017 | 13:15:00
When the world thinks of fine-dining, African food is not often at the top of the list of cuisines to be considered, something which Ghana-born Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is working hard to change.
GROHE appoints Renu Misra as new President for the Middle East, Africa and East Mediterranean
29-05-2017 | 12:21:00
GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand dedicated to providing innovative water products, has today announced the appointment of Ms. Renu Misra as the President of GROHE Middle East, Africa and East Mediterranean.
[Column] Sthe Shabangu: Africa's future hangs in the balance - we dare not fail
23-05-2017 | 12:22:17
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
GE joins Women in Global Health Movement to celebrate exemplary women leaders in global healthcare
23-05-2017 | 10:18:16
The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement honored Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance alongside 12 other women at the movement’s “Heroines of Health” gala event that took place last evening in the Swiss Capital Geneva, on the margins of the ongoing World Health Assembly.
[South Africa] Department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC inspire black women entrepreneurs
22-05-2017 | 11:05:59
The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape.
[Kenya] KAM launches women in manufacturing programme
18-05-2017 | 15:36:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers has launched the first ever Women in Manufacturing Programme in Kenya. This is a mentorship and networking platform aimed at increasing the participation of women in the manufacturing sector as part of the drive to industrialize for a stable and sustainable economic future for Kenya.
Mastercard and INJAZ Egypt unveil five new startups as part of the women entrepreneurship program
17-05-2017 | 13:59:03
After a long journey that lasted six months since the launch of the program and a day full of excitement, creativity, talent and top class competition, Mastercard and INJAZ Egypt announced the five winning teams of the “Mastercard Women’s Entrepreneurship Program”.
[Nigeria] She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women run businesses with Work in Progress Alliance
15-05-2017 | 16:13:00
She Leads Africa has announced applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.
[Column] Njideka Harry: Entrepreneur out of necessity: women in Africa
09-05-2017 | 16:50:48
Aishat designs and makes shoes. Charity makes clothes and embellishes fabrics. Doren owns a flourishing purified water sachet delivery business.Despite these and many other inspiring women entrepreneurs we work with in Nigeria, there are clear obstacles to reaching this point of success for many women.
Forbes Woman Africa partners with Ecobank to Launch First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”
27-04-2017 | 11:10:00
FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine from the highly-successful FORBES stable, launches its very first television show through FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Ecobank.
Vera Songwe appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
25-04-2017 | 16:11:34
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Vera Songwe as ECA’s Executive Secretary. The Cameroonian economist and banking executive is the first woman to ever serve in this role.
Afreximbank Appoints Samallie Kiyingi Director of Legal Services
21-04-2017 | 11:11:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Samallie Kiyingi as Director of Legal Services.
Carole Wamuyu Wainaina named Chief Operating Officer for Africa50
21-04-2017 | 09:23:41
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.
More than two million Liberians register to vote in October elections, almost half women
17-04-2017 | 10:51:00
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results.
Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi claims Australian senate seat
14-04-2017 | 11:06:02
Family First will regain its Senate seat after Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi won a special count of the South Australian ballot papers.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy
10-04-2017 | 08:03:05
The more central energy is to our lives, the more crucial it is to provide equal access and distribution for all in order to secure our country’s future. Increasingly, what we are realizing is that this accessibility is made problematic and the lack of it exacerbated by the growing poverty gap in spite of modern technological advances.
Factoring services can bridge SME financing gap - Kanayo Awani
06-04-2017 | 10:51:03
Factoring services can bridge the gap in the financing of SMEs in Africa by addressing the challenges they face in accessing funding for business activities, says Kanayo Awani, Managing Director of the Intra-African Trade Initiative of the African Export-Import Bank.
SAP Africa appoints Dr. Adriana Marais new Head of Innovation
06-04-2017 | 10:32:00
SAP Africa has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
‘Merck More than a Mother’ from Africa to Asia for the first time, in partnership with ASPIRE
03-04-2017 | 10:35:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company through its ‘Merck More than a Mother’ initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.
[Interview] Maria Auma, CEO, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
30-03-2017 | 09:45:00
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.
Ugandan Entrepreneur launches NoScrunchie in the UK, to empower African Caribbean Hair Businesses
27-03-2017 | 13:30:00
For years Leillah Sekalala struggled to find a consistently good salon for her Afro hair and would often find that her social circle had the same problem.
[Kenya] Mary Wanyeri appointed HR Manager at OLX
21-03-2017 | 11:28:00
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
Graça Machel Trust launches movement to elevate women's leadership in African development
20-03-2017 | 09:22:00
The Graça Machel Trust (GMT) announced today the launch a Pan-African initiative to 'Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices' of African women as a force for economic and social transformation.
[Sierra Leone] IFC in drive to encourage more women in management and boardroom positions
15-03-2017 | 11:04:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping women in Sierra Leone take their place in senior management and boardroom positions as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country’s economy.
President Adesina announces gender innovation contest to promote gender equality in AfDB’s operations
09-03-2017 | 10:55:58
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced on International Women’s Day the launch of a major gender competition in order to promote gender equality in its operations.
[Interview] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO Jack Hammer, South Africa
07-03-2017 | 12:42:00
CEO of South African executive search firm Jack Hammer, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, discusses the growing shift from expat hire to local executive leadership in African organizations.
Merck empowers Kenyan women through ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs
06-03-2017 | 10:21:05
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and the start of ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs.
Mowgli Foundation calls on eco-system partners to invest in human capital mentorship
22-02-2017 | 12:14:00
The award winning Mowgli Foundation marked its recently established presence into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an evening geared at raising awareness on the importance of incorporating mentoring into the entrepreneurial eco-system.
The Africa CEO Forum puts female leadership in Africa as focus of its debate
09-02-2017 | 10:59:37
The 2017 AFRICA CEO FORUM, the biggest international African private sector gathering, will host over 1,000 African and international personalities and key African industrial, financial and political decision-makers, including around 200 female business leaders from 43 African countries.