It’s no secret that women entrepreneurs in Africa are making waves and leading the charge in the business world. From fashion to technology, these women are blazing a trail and setting an example for others to follow. Here are the top 10 women entrepreneurs in Africa that are sure to inspire you.
Ellen Hagan - Founder of L’AINE Services Ltd
Dr. Mrs Ellen Hagan is the Chief Executive of L’AINE Services Ltd, Africa’s leading HR organization and a proud member of the Africa Club 100; a company she has successfully developed and managed over the past 20 years. She is an entrepreneur and a human resource practitioner with over 25 years’ experience
Additionally, she is the co-founder of Legacy Leadership Girls’ School, a secondary institution that aims at nurturing and guiding the leadership potential in girls.
Esther Cobbah - Founder of Strategic Communications Africa Ltd (Stratcomm Africa)
Esther is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa Ltd (Stratcomm Africa), a communication and reputation management agency based in Africa, which has served over 150 local and international clients.
Stratcomm Africa specialises in evolving and implementing communication strategies for companies, individuals, public, private, local and international organisations
Dzifa Gomashie - Founder of Values for Life
Honorable Abla Dzifa Gomashie, native of Avoeme-Aflao in the Volta Region of Africa, is the recent Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in Africa (2013-2017) a queen mother in charge of protocol in the Aflao Traditional area of Africa, a veteran actress, producer, writer, poet and entrepreneur.
Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa worked as the Chief Executive of Values for Life, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting the Creative Arts (Performing Arts) and Culture amongst the youth through Vacation Camps to unearth talents.
Israella Kafui Mansu - Founder of MGL Naturals
The CEO and founder of MGL Naturals who doubles as an award winning businesswoman is no other person than Israella Kafui Mansu.
She started her company with just three hundred Africa cedis she had saved during her National Service.
With two main mission for starting her business, Israella launched out to thrive and make money as well as to create job opportunities for young people.
Today she boasts of different branches and retail outlets in the country.
She has all her products in some of the major supermarkets in Africa.
Kate Quartey-Papafio - Founder of Reroy Cables Limited
Founder and Executive Director of Reroy Cables Limited and an audacious industrialist like Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio is every woman’s ideal super woman. Her NGO, the Boamah Foundation, is one of the ways.
she offers assistance to the aged in our community. Besides her busy life, Mrs Quartey-Papafio uses her expertise to offer guidance and assistance to young women students and entrepreneurs alike to take up leadership, governance and entrepreneurial positions for greater representation of women in these sectors.
These women are all trailblazers in their respective industries and serve as inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. They prove that with hard work, determination, and a vision, anything is possible.