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A Look at Top Women-Entrepreneurs Shaking Africa

*Tabitha Karanja, founder & CEO of Keroche Breweries – Kenya’s monopoly & gender busting beer brewer.
*Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, global footwear brand icon & social entrepreneur, Ethiopia.
*Divine Ndhlukula, founder of SECURICO, Queen of the security industry in Zimbabwe.
*Tara Fela-Durotoye, founder of House of Tara – Africa’s beauty industry trailblazer, Nigeria.
*Dr. Victoria Kisyombe, founder of SELFINA – Tanzania’s champion of women’s financial empowerment.
*Njeri Rionge, founder of Wananchi Online – one of Kenya’s most celebrated serial entrepreneurs.
*Margaret Hirsch, co-founder of Hirsch’s Homestores, queen of South African home appliance retailing.
*Jennifer Riria, Founder & CEO of Kenya Women Holding – a business leader empowering Kenya’s women.
*Deola Sagoe, founder of The House of Deola Sagoe, the leading lady of African fashion, Nigeria.
*Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, founder & CEO of WeCyclers – a woman building Nigeria’s recycling sector.
*Ethel Cofie, founder of Edel Technology Consulting, pioneering ‘Women-in-Tech’ leader, Ghana.
*Swaady Martin, founder of Yswara, stylish Purveyor of African Luxury.
*Adenike Ogunlesi, founder of Ruff ‘n Tumble, creator of Nigeria’s leading children’s clothing brand.
*Monica Musonda, Founder & CEO of Java Foods – Zambian food processing entrepreneur.
*Dorcas Muthoni, Founder & CEO of OpenWorld, passionate entrepreneur & computer scientist, Kenya.
*Kofo Akinkugbe, founder & CEO of SecureID, a leader in smartcard manufacturing, Nigeria.
*Lydie Hakizimana, co-founder of Drakkar, educational textbook social entrepreneur, Rwanda.
*Uche Pedro, founder & managing director of BellaNaija – Nigerian new media diva.
*Juliana Rotich, co-founder of Ushahidi, creator of open-source software – Kenyan Techpreneur.
*Anne Githuku-Shongwe, founder of AFROES Interactive & Consulting, South African tech & Socialpreneur.
*Nkemdilim Begho, founder & MD of Future Software Resources, the leading lady of Nigerian IT services.
*Sibongile Rejoice Sambo, founder of SRS Aviation – South African female pioneer in aviation.
Jenna Clifford, founder of Jenna Clifford Designs – world-renowned South African jewelry designer.
Julian Omalla, founder of Delight, “Mama Cheers” is the creator of Uganda’s most popular juice brand.
Aïssa Dione, Painter, designer and traditional artisan textile revivalist, Senegal.
Joy Ndungutse & Janet Nkubana, founders of Gahaya Links, sisters weaving for peace & profit, Rwanda.
Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs, creator of jewelry & accessories brand, Rwanda.
Lorna Rutto, founder of EcoPost, sustainable living and green technology entrepreneur, Kenya.
*Dr. Ola Orekunrin, founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, high-flying medical entrepreneur.
*Susan Mashibe, founder of VIA Aviation – the pioneer of female-led aviation services, Tanzania.
*Rapelang Rabana, founder of Rekindle Learning – passionate ed-tech entrepreneur, South African.

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