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Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce partners with TradeMark Africa to catalyze economic growth for women traders
11-06-2024 | 13:22:08
This support will focus on product certification, raising awareness of trading opportunities and regulations, and promoting the adoption of digital technologies for trading, which are essential for catalyzing their economic growth.
Mastercard and Women Choice expand partnership to invest in women entrepreneurs 
03-04-2024 | 16:07:24
  Women Choice - an international organization dedicated to advancing women's personal and professional development - launched the pilot cohort in 2023.The next cohorts will be participating in the new programs this year and will aim to impact 50,000 women.
[Column] Farai Bayai Ncube: Bridging gender gaps in Africa’s creative sectors
13-03-2024 | 14:14:00
The Creative DNA programme, initially successful in Kenya with three completed cohorts, has expanded to Ethiopia, Senegal, and Uganda, and plans to launch in more sub-Saharan African countries.
[Column] Frida Frans: The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) - A Beacon of Unity Amidst African Challenges
12-02-2024 | 07:57:00
Hats off to the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire for securing the trophy of the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. What a host! It was a fascinating month as Africans united on the field of play.
Dalberg Advisors appoints Lillian Kidane as new Regional Director for Africa
04-10-2023 | 07:41:33
Dalberg Advisors, a global impact consultancy committed to building a more inclusive and sustainable world, has appointed Lillian Kidane as the new Regional Director for Africa region.
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, joins top YouTube MCN, Age Africa
21-09-2023 | 12:53:00
Yvonne Nelson is the latest signee of Age Africa Agency, the top multi-channel network for YouTube creators, brands, publishers and artists in Africa responsible for the growth and management of YouTube channels.
[Interview] Yvonne Nelson, Actress and Entrepreneur, Ghana
21-09-2023 | 12:28:00
Yvonne Nelson is a renowned Ghanaian actress and producer who has led a life filled with significant moments that illuminate her remarkable characteristics as a human being. Africa Business Communities interviews with her.
[Ghana] Actress Yvonne Nelson relaunches Heels & Sneakers TV series on YouTube
21-09-2023 | 12:08:00
After seven years of launching the Heels and Sneakers drama series on TV, actress Yvonne Nelson’s YN Productions has relaunched the series on YouTube with a captivating plot twist.
[Column] Marlene Mutimawase: Promoting women's leadership for land restoration in Africa
06-09-2023 | 08:30:00
African Union in partnership with the Government of Kenya and Africa Climate Summit brings together leaders from governments, businesses, international organizations, and civil society to showcase a diverse range of bold innovative climate actions taking place across Africa.
[Column] Thandi Moticoe: Driving change through economic empowerment of South African women
31-08-2023 | 13:41:00
One of the keys to overcoming the challenges faced by women is economic empowerment. By providing women with skills training, microfinancing, and entrepreneurial support, we are helping women break free from the shackles of dependence and vulnerability.
ECOWAS moves to empower women through cross-border women in development networks
29-08-2023 | 14:34:32
The ECOWAS Commission through the Directorate of Free Movement of Persons and Migration organised a meeting for Needs Assessment and Project Identification for Cross-Border Women in Development Networks (WID). The event took place in Accra, Ghana.
[Chronique]Frida Frans: L'impact des coups d'État sur les accords de commerce et la stabilité économique en Afrique de l'Ouest
17-08-2023 | 14:40:00
La récente série de coups d'État en Afrique de l'Ouest a entraîné des bouleversements politiques dans la région. Ces coups d'État survenus au Mali, en Guinée, au Burkina Faso et au Niger se caractérisent par des changements soudains et souvent violents à la tête du pays.
How does African women’s health compare to women’s health around the world?
25-05-2023 | 08:00:00
In Africa, however, according to the World Health Organization, a woman’s life expectancy is just 54 years.
KFC appoints Akhona Qengqe General Manager for Africa
17-03-2023 | 08:35:40
Akhona’s experience, spans across multiple industries including petroleum, property, marketing, operations and convenience retail. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Board of the Franchise Association of South Africa.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Investing in women-led businesses
14-03-2023 | 14:56:42
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for an estimated 90% of all businesses in Africa and women own about a third of all registered African SMEs.
[Column] Khethiwe Nkuna: Why investing in women is a smart economic policy
14-03-2023 | 14:56:41
There is a growing body of evidence around the world that shows that gender diversity is linked to innovation in business. An innovation mindset is six times more likely in more gender-equal cultures than in the least equal ones.
[Column] Mary Ngechu: Placing women at the center of development discourse works
14-03-2023 | 14:56:40
Any conversations around increasing our competitiveness as a country without looking at women’s involvement are echoes in a hollow chamber. This is no longer a ‘good conversation to have’; it is an urgent measure that needs to be taken.
[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, CEO, Medland Hospital, Zambia
14-03-2023 | 14:56:36
Dr. Mohamed El Sahili is the Chief Executive Officer of Medland Hospital, Zambia. As a medical doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Sahili also serves on the board of key economic international organizations like the African Business Roundtable, the American Chamber of Commerce, Zambia, Olympic Youth Development Center and the Africa CEO Forum.
[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, PDG, Hôpital Medland, Zambie
14-03-2023 | 14:56:36
Le Dr Mohamed El Sahili est le directeur général de l'hôpital Medland, en Zambie. En tant que médecin et entrepreneur, le Dr Sahili siège également au conseil d'administration d'organisations économiques internationales clés, telles que l'African Business Roundtable et l'American Chamber of Commerce.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Gas price triggers ripple effect across industries
14-03-2023 | 14:56:20
Nigeria’s inflation as of the month of May stood at 17.71%, but economists are now predicting just a month later a new figure we can expect at the end of this year.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Government, Industries move to expand women enterprise
14-03-2023 | 14:56:16
With plunging profits in its prized sector, oil and gas, and an ever-climbing inflation, Nigeria is increasingly turning to what most of the world has been blind to – the potential of women in business.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Banks move into East Africa, telecom pushes NSE profit
14-03-2023 | 14:56:15
The telecom industry this week recorded a peculiar development – the massive registration of Nigerian SIM card holders.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Banks rally behind women-led SMEs
14-03-2023 | 14:56:13
The NNPC has an approximated value of 50 trillion naira. With oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria constantly plagued by mischief and vandalism, an ECOWAS expert has profferred a very interesting solution to this persisting problem
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telecoms slide into banking, Central Bank ups interest rates
14-03-2023 | 14:56:12
The last few days have shown us developments and setbacks, statistics that show growth on the one hand and room for improvement on the other.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Harnessing the potential of African intermediary cities
14-03-2023 | 14:56:11
Africa’s urbanization rate has reached a record high with the continent being the most urbanized globally.
[Column] Mary Ngechu: Making space for the next generation of women in manufacturing
14-03-2023 | 14:56:04
Pivotal moments in history have brought manufacturing to where it is today, and women have played an important part in the sector’s evolution over the years.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Industries unanimously look toward renewable, sustainable practices
14-03-2023 | 14:55:42
The Covid-19 crisis has been cause for numerous economic slumps round the world; companies were shut down, production halted, industries crippled and prices skyrocketed the world over.
[Column] Lizelle Strydom: How the BPO sector is giving African women a platform to grow
14-03-2023 | 14:55:34
While training programmes can help bridge the skills gap for women from disadvantaged communities, it is vital that organisations develop a culture of mentorship to help women progress in their careers.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Invest in women entrepreneurs to improve livelihoods
14-03-2023 | 14:55:29
The resilience of women in entrepreneurship and business does not go unnoticed. It is their agility to overcome archaic beliefs and tough situations that have proven their worth.
[Interview] Victoria Nannozi, CEO, The Association of Real Estate Agents, Uganda
14-03-2023 | 14:55:21
The Association of Real Estate Agents, AREA-Uganda, is an umbrella institution of real estate agency/brokerage companies, consultancy real estate firms, and real estate agency /brokerage professionals in Uganda that have key interests in real estate agency/brokerage.
[Interview] Naike Moshi, Country Director, CVPeople Tanzania
14-03-2023 | 14:55:20
CVPeople Tanzania is a talent acquisition and recruitment company that has for 6 years established itself as a frontrunner in the executive search and headhunting for clients across banking, telecom, and NGO sectors.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Nurture technical skills to revolutionize manufacturing
14-03-2023 | 14:55:19
Countries all over the world have prioritized manufacturing in their economic rebound strategies, following the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: Building greater sustainability, climate resilience in West Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:55:18
Across Africa, urban centres are rapidly expanding as the continent’s large – and growing – youth population seek better fortunes in the city.
[Column] Phyllis Wakaiga: Increasing participation of women in the manufacturing sector
14-03-2023 | 14:55:10
The increased participation of women in manufacturing is the inevitable change we need to achieve our industrialization goals.
[Column] Andiswa Bata: What it entails to support women entrepreneurs
14-03-2023 | 14:54:58
Whilst female entrepreneurship is on the rise globally, The World Bank's research shows that female entrepreneurs tend to encounter a unique set of challenges in starting and running their businesses.
[Interview] Marieme Esther Dassanou, Coordinator, AFAWA programme, AfDB
14-03-2023 | 14:54:57
Marieme Esther Dassanou is the Coordinator of Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) the African Development Bank’s flagship pan-African initiative
African Development Bank delivers on a decade of transformative commitments to reduce poverty
14-03-2023 | 14:54:52
For the past five decades, the African Development Bank Group has been at the forefront of driving Africa’s economic transformation, leveraging its diverse resources and unique know-how as an indigenous development finance institution.
Tough future for women small-scale and informal cross-border traders
14-03-2023 | 14:54:50
As the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold, it becomes clear that some will be hit harder than others.
[Column] [Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Home-grown solutions are key for sustainable development
14-03-2023 | 14:54:48
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. We are witnessing an increase in innovations as the world races to develop a vaccine to treat COVID-19.
[Startup Interview] Josephine Pretorius, Founder, Consolidated Marketing Services, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:54:46
Josephine Pretorius is the founder and CEO of Consolidated Marketing Services, CMS, a South African startup offering marketing and PR services to clients predominantly in the energy and power infrastructure sector.
[Column] Rémy Ejel: International Women’s Day: What will it take to achieve gender equality?
14-03-2023 | 14:54:37
“There should be equality for all – men and women – at all levels, and all ages” was the compelling call from Anna, one of our young female talents at Nestlé CWA Ltd, about gender equality.
[Startup Interview] Radwa Khairy, Founder, Talents Fit, Egypt
14-03-2023 | 14:54:25
Radwa Khairy has over a decade's worth of experience in the Human Resources, Hospitality and Travels fields. In December 2018, she founded Talents Fit, a recruitment platform servicing human resourcing and employment needs in Egypt.
[Interview] Kagure Wamunyu, CEO, Kobo360, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:54:23
Kobo360 was launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II. Kagure Wamunyu is the current CEO, leading the company's expansion and growth in the African region.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: What Corporate SA should be doing this Women’s month
14-03-2023 | 14:54:19
South African business has a serious diversity problem - only 3.3% of listed companies have female CEOs and 85% of CEOs are white, despite an increase from 2018.
[Column] Maria Auma: Let's really talk AfCFTA
14-03-2023 | 14:54:16
When I envision AfCFTA, I see a continent where the cost of trade is cut by nearly 80 per cent. Having been in the importation business for over three years I will say that the one thing that eats up our profits the most was the importation taxes and duties.
[Column] Anne Wambui Gaitha: African Trade Agreement key to Financial Services, Logistics, Tourism industries
14-03-2023 | 14:54:14
I believe that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a game changer in international trade and will be an amazing opportunity for African brands.
[Interview] Mary Njoku, Director General, ROK Film Studios, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:54:13
Nigerian Film and Entertainment Studio, ROK, was recently acquired by French media giant, CANAL+. Mary Njoku, the leader of ROK, talks to Africa Business Communities about the aquisition and what it means for the African entertainment industry.
[Startup Interview] Boluwa Olojo, Marketing Officer, Go Ads Africa, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:54:12
Boluwa Olojo joined the startup Go Ads Africa as its Chief Marketing and Sales officer, telling the company story and selling its products.
[Interview] Anne Wambui Gaitha, CEO, Regal Africa, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:54:06
Anne Wambui Gaitha is an investment and financial services professional. She founded Regal Africa in 2015. Located at Top Plaza, 4th floor, Kindaruma Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, the company provides diverse financial services in East Africa.
[Startup Interview] Wilhelmina Diop, Marketing Director, HelloSolar, Ethiopia
14-03-2023 | 14:54:04
Wilhelmina Diop is investing her skills in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development into providing rural communities in Ethiopia with affordable access to power, through the startup company, HelloSolar.
[Column] Pippa Scaife: It pays to be emotional-‘I am a feminist’
14-03-2023 | 14:54:02
I am a ‘feminist’.It’s a title that’s crept up on me over the last few years, as I’ve become increasingly impassioned about gender equality.
[Interview] Kemi Ayinde, CEO, Healthpoint, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:54:01
Kemi Ayinde is co-founder and CEO of Heathpoint, a company making healthcare, through the use of technology, widely accessible and affordable in Nigeria.
[Interview] Faridah Afadameh, CEO, Ashfar Group, Ghana
14-03-2023 | 14:53:58
Faridah Afadameh is CEO of Ashfar Group, a pan African business enterprise with footprints in West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:57
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Embracing inclusivity is smart economics
14-03-2023 | 14:53:57
Evidently, the novelty and productivity that women bring into a business is being lauded across the world for having a reverberating effect on all growing economies.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace
14-03-2023 | 14:53:55
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.
[Interview] Jill Sawers, Director, FEMTECH, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:54
Dr. Jill Sawers is an innovation, business and entrepreneurship development specialist that co-founded FEMTECH to roll out in Africa an experiential training programme for women entrepreneurs running technology-enabled businesses.
[Interview] Donna Rachelson, CEO, Branding & Marketing YOU, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:53
Founded in 2007, Branding & Marketing YOU is headed up by Donna Rachelson - branding and marketing specialist, author of three best-selling books, successful businesswoman and savvy business investor.
[Interview] Kirsty Chadwick, Group CEO, TTRO, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:52
Kirsty Chadwick, a citizen of New Zealand, puts to work her passion for education and the technology at her disposal to create innovative, cost effective and fully customised e-learning solutions.
[Interview] Esther Dumbiri, Managing Director, SHTL Publishing, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:53:49
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.
[Interview] Kathryn Main, CEO, Money Savvy Kids, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:49
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: The future of women in the workplace in South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:48
Year after year, the majority of senior executives in South Africa are men. In July last year, only one of the JSE’s Top 40 companies had a female CEO.
[Interview] Hayat Essakkati, Director, Maroc4Invest, Morocco
14-03-2023 | 14:53:48
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.
[Nigeria Business Week] Industries partner to reach common goals
14-03-2023 | 14:53:42
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
[Interview] Lara Onafeko, CEO, Sidney Folarin Consulting, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:37
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
[Column]Flora Mutahi: Women can boost global value chains
14-03-2023 | 14:53:36
The move by Ethiopia to increase female representation in Government is the latest indication of a global wave of awakening to the reality that increased female participation for development is a must for any economy.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners
14-03-2023 | 14:53:36
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Water access and economic growth nexus
14-03-2023 | 14:53:31
For every $7 spent on water and sanitation, a community receives $30 worth of benefits according to the World Health Organization.
[South Africa] Pink tax causes financial pain
14-03-2023 | 14:53:18
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.
[Column] Michael Hailu: Focus on youth, women will boost agribusiness
14-03-2023 | 14:53:15
There are two strong arguments why we need to get greater women and youth involvement in agriculture – pragmatic and strategic.
[Interview] Marcia Ashong, Founder, TheBoardroom Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:13
Marcia Ashong, of Ghanaian nationality, is an entrepreneur with experience in upstream oil and gas law, project management, consulting and business development. She founded TheBoardroom Africa, an outfit dedicated to increasing female boardroom participation in Africa, with her co-founder Tamsin Jones.
[Nigeria Business Week] Towards self-dependence, reduced importation
14-03-2023 | 14:53:11
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
[Interview] Duduzile Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:53:11
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
[Kenya Business Week] Gauging regional growth through Kenya’s prism
14-03-2023 | 14:53:06
As one of East Africa’s big brothers in economic growth and development, Kenya has this week continued to attract praise and investment with its landmark investments delivering impressive payoffs.
[Startup interview] Mary Mwangi, Founder and CEO, Data Integrated Limited, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:52:54
We have gained good traction especially in the transport sector, we were able to process over 5million transactions and about $40 million dollars in 2017 on our platform.
[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
14-03-2023 | 14:52:44
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.
[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality
14-03-2023 | 14:52:43
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.
[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business
14-03-2023 | 14:52:39
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.
[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK
14-03-2023 | 14:52:33
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing
14-03-2023 | 14:52:26
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.
Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology
14-03-2023 | 14:51:58
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
14-03-2023 | 14:51:51
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.
[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators
14-03-2023 | 14:51:40
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
[Startup Interview] Tope Hassan, Founder, ISOKO Africa, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:51:38
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.
[Interview] Kyle Moss, Government Affairs Program Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
14-03-2023 | 14:51:36
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.
[Startup Interview] Brenda Achere, Chief Engagement Officer, Africa, MEDxCare
14-03-2023 | 14:51:35
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:51:28
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.
[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:51:25
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.
South Africa can dig itself out of unemployment - Donna Rachelson, CEO Seed Engine, SA
14-03-2023 | 14:51:21
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.
[Interview] Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder, Eat Jollof, UK
14-03-2023 | 14:51:20
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.
[Column] Sthe Shabangu: Africa's future hangs in the balance - we dare not fail
14-03-2023 | 14:51:17
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
[Column] Njideka Harry: Entrepreneur out of necessity: women in Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:51:14
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.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy
14-03-2023 | 14:51:10
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.
[Interview] Maria Auma, CEO, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
14-03-2023 | 14:51:07
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.
[Interview] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO Jack Hammer, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:50:59
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.
African Energy Chamber launches initiative to celebrate women in the sector
09-03-2023 | 09:35:00
The African Energy Chamber has launched a new initiative that not only celebrates women in the energy sector but empowers them too – The African Women Business Energy Network.
UN Women and Finland launch 4-year project to promote women's economic rights in Tanzania
11-01-2023 | 06:21:51
UN Women has launched a 4-year project on strengthening women’s and girls’ meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights (WLER) at local levels.
Klasha launched menstrual leave policy for employees
14-12-2022 | 15:00:53
Klasha to announce a new menstrual leave policy for Klasha’s female employees — a first of its kind for a technology company operating in Nigeria.
Africa Climate Change Fund launches Women and Youth Entrepreneurship Project
07-12-2022 | 06:58:24
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) Secretariat has launched a scheme to support mechanisms for climate adaptation finance for women entrepreneurs and youth.
Gwendoline Abunaw, Administrateur DG de Ecobank Cameroun et Head Cluster CEMAC, élue présidente de l’APECCAM
07-09-2022 | 11:52:00
L’Association Professionnelle des Etablissements de Crédit du Cameroun (APECCAM) suite de son assemblée générale du 23 juin, la nomination au poste de Présidente Gwendoline Abunaw, Administrateur Directeur Général de Ecobank Cameroun et Head Cluster CEMAC.

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