According to a study carried out in 43 countries and territories by the Global entrepreneurship research association, the rate of women entrepreneurship is growing in Africa, with Angola having 50% of women engaged in entrepreneurial activities.
Here’s a list of 5 successful African female entrepreneurs that have dominated the business sector, according to Moving Woman Magazine.
1. #Ethiopia – BETHLEHEM TILAHUN
2. #Nigeria – FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA
3. #Zimbabwe – DIVINE NDHLUKUKA
4. #Uganda – JULIAN ADYERI OMALLA
5. #Nigeria – MOSUNMOLA ABUDU
About Bethlehem Tilahun
A trailblazer in every respect, Bethlehem has shifted the discourse on African development from one of poverty alleviation orchestrated by external actors, to one about prosperity creation driven by local Africans maximizing their talents and resources.
Born and raised in one of the most impoverished and marginalized communities of Ethiopia, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu was born in Zenabwork/Total area of Addis Ababa.
In early 2005, fresh out of college in Addis Ababa, Bethlehem founded the trailblazing footwear company SoleRebels to provide solid community-based jobs. Flash forward, SoleRebels is the planets fastest growing African footwear brand, the world’s first and only World Fair Trade Federation [WFTO] FAIR TRADE certified footwear company and the very 1st global footwear brand to ever emerge from a developing country.
From the humblest of beginnings, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has built SoleRebels into the planet’s fastest growing African footwear brand. SoleRebels emerges as the first African brand to become an international job creation powerhouse with its international stores employing more than 500 jobs. A latest twitter post @Bethlehem Alemu advised her millions of followers’ quote “…you will fail. Constantly. I did. OFTEN! But it’s how you deal with those constant failures that will define you and what you are building. Give up? Or Grind forward.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu emerges as FORBES World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and CNN’s 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of the last century.
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