Genet Kebede, founder and creative director of Paradise Fashion is well-known and one of the most popular fashion designers in Ethiopia. Her brand designs and promotes excellent authentic Ethiopian hand-woven products enabling sustainable livelihoods for local artisans.
Lola Ali was educated at Newcastle University and the University of Cambridge. She is a trained economist and an entrepreneur. In 2016, she founded Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic becoming the youngest African to start a multi-specialist healthcare facility, with the goal of becoming West Africa’s first affordable, fully-integrated cardiovascular centre.
Caroline Corbett is an anaesthesiologist from South Africa. She spent most of her career working in resource-constrained environments, developing a passion for innovation and tech in the hope of enabling better healthcare for her patients. She is the convener of the South African Society of Anesthesiology’s Private Practice Business Unit and a council member. She is co-founder and medical director of SmartBlade.
From KwaMpumuza Community, near Pietermaritzburg in South Africa we present to you Sizani Ngubane. She decided at a tender age to drop out of school and raise her four younger siblings with her mother, she later made it her responsability to get formal education and founded Rural Women’s Movement (RWM), with the purpose of giving rural women a voice in South Africa.
Shantelle Booysen CEO and Founder of Elim Spa Products, a global brand that is impacting the way spa products work with your body and not against it. Besides being a Entrepreneur, Shantelle loves creating anything from graphics to beehives.
Caroline Pomeyie is a young entrepreneur leveraging on technology to digitize the fish supply chain in Ghana.Caroline is a media and communications expert with a first degree in Journalism and Masters in Development Communication. She has practiced in the media space for 3 years before venturing into the Agribusiness space. She also won the CTA Pitch Agrihack competition at the AGRF in 2019.
Charlot Magayi, an environmental scientist who runs Mukuru Clean Stoves, a social enterprise that manufactures improved cookstoves for low-income households in Kenya. She won the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizen Award for her work in enabling under-served women to fight poverty and household air pollution.
Kristine Pearson is the Founder and CEO of the multi-award winning socialenterprise Lifeline Energy. An organisation that designs, manufactures and distributes power-independent Mp3 players and radios for mass education and communications projects and emergency response. Since 1999, 650,000 products have reached an estimated 25 million listeners, mainly women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin is the winner of the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award which recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa. The jury voted Nila Yasmin as the winner for her article “Aweko Faith Is Turning Uganda’s Waste Into Wealth”.