BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Two young ladies, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei are spreading economic empowerment and feminism in Sub-Saharan Africa.
They have started a company called SheLeadsAfrica.org (She Leads Africa) to help African women, get the tools needed to be successful in entrepreneurship, which is on the rise in Africa.
According to the Global Entrepreneurship monitor 2014 global report: “Africa leads the world in the number of women starting businesses.”
She Leads Africa has partnered with tech giant Intel, to host several educational workshops in cities all over the world’s 2nd largest continent.
They so hosted their first She Leads Africa entrepreneur showcase in Nigeria, an event that showcased Africa’s up and coming women entrepreneurs and introduced them to investors, accelerators and business mentors.
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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
It is pretty safe to say that if there is ever going to be economic prosperity in the African-American community, which has not been seen since the days of “Black Wallstreet” or the “Harlem Renaissance” of the 1920’s. That economic rebirth will be fueled and powered by the African-American woman.
In the 2015 state of women-owned business report by fortune magazine stated that businesses by African-American women had grown a massive 332% since 1997.
Which means the African-American women are the fasting growing group of new entrepreneurs in America.
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