In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are some kickass ladies. These 10 inspiring African women are #Goals and #Bossbabes !
Elizabeth Nyeko (Uganda) founder Mandulis Energy. She is the Founder & CEO of Modularity Grid, a digital platform that leverages AI and blockchain enable companies that operate minigrids to deliver affordable and reliable electricity in low-income communities. Modularity Grid is backed by Airbus, Vinci Energies, Total and Climate KIC. Elizabeth is also co-founder of Mandulis, a company that develops, builds and operates mini-grids, to bring affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity to low-income communities.
Ama Marfo (Ghana). Ama is the cofounder and CEO of Airfordable. Airfordable is a financial and travel tech company that allows travellers to book flights and pay for it in instalments before they fly. Airfordable opens travel opportunities to people who can not afford to pay lump sums to buy plane tickets. She started the company because of frustration she experienced while in college and couldn’t afford the cost of the flight to travel back to Ghana to visit my family during the school breaks.
Luam Keflezgy (Eritrea), artist director and choreographer. Despite her education background in medicine, she followed her passion in dance. Her talent and passion lead her to work on videos and tours with top International music artists like Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Janelle Monae.
Ernestina Appiah (Ghana) is a social entrepreneur and the founder of the Ghana Code Club an after school activity program being organized in all basic schools in Ghana for children between the ages of 9-18.The NGO works with ICT teachers from each school by creating projects and training them to meet goals and objectives. These projects teach children how to program by example showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.
Jessica Nabongo (Uganda) is a social media influencer and founder of Jet Black. Jessica boasts of over 88,000 instagram followers and has traveled to over 157 countries. She also started Jet Black, a boutique travel agency that focuses on travel to Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Bogolo Joy Kenewendo (Botswana) is an economist and politician. Since 2018 she is the Cabinet Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, in the Cabinet of Botswana. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Botswana. Later, she obtained a Master of Science in International Economics from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
Natalie Bitature (Uganda) is the founder of Musana Carts in Kampala, Uganda. Musana Carts used frugal innovation to develop environmentally friendly, solar-powered vending carts. With a price point of $400, each Musana Cart saves 3,000 tons of carbon emissions and improves the health of cities by eliminating pollution from charcoal and kerosene stoves.
Lilian Makoi Rabi (Tanzania) is the founder of bimaAFYA. BimaAFYA offers mobile micro-health insurance for the low income and informal sector, enabling healthcare services by drastically reducing costs with its completely mobile, paperless solution.
Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa) is a sustainable textile designer. Sustainability, craft and empowerment lie at the heart of the label. She works very closely with a NGO’s in developing handmade textiles for her collections. In October 2015, she won Vogue Italia “Who’s On Next Dubai” competition. She has showcased work at the Royal Festival Hall in London, The Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington and the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Her work has been published in “Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity”, Vogue Italia, Vogue UK, Elle Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine.
Damilola Odufuwa (Nigeria) is the founder of Wine & Whine. Wine & Whine is a Lagos-based online community and monthly event where Nigerian women “can feel physically and emotionally safe to have the important conversations and ask necessary questions” about sexual abuse, financial literacy and more. And still, telling the stories of African women, truthfully, wholly and with all nuances, is at the front of her mind.
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