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GUEST BLOG by Clare Kagimu --- The results of the latest Global Brand Survey demonstrate that being seen as part of the local culture is a significant driver of purchase intent for both global and local brands. In this article Clare discusses the power of imagery and how you can use it to successfully build a uniquely African yet global brand....
In the past, many of the strongest global brands were afforded a luxury that is in short supply these days: time. The results of the latest Global Brand Survey demonstrate that being seen as part of the local culture is a significant driver of purchase intent for both global and local brands. However, while consumers have usually grown up with the local brand, the global brand is often less familiar because it has not been around as lon...
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NEWLY LAUNCHED! The E4Impact Foundation was launched in Milan, Italy on 16 September with the aim of supporting impact entrepreneurship in Africa through a leading Pan-African university alliance for the training and coaching of a new generation of impact entrepreneurs, with a focus on woman entrepreneurs....
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The E4Impact Foundation was launched in Milan, Italy this month with the aim of supporting impact entrepreneurship in Africa through a leading Pan-African university alliance for the training and coaching of a new generation of impact entrepreneurs, with a focus on woman entrepreneurs.
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STARTUP STORY of Penny Mpanza, founder of Let’s Build Our Country Fund NPC (LBOC Fund), South Africa --- There are some people you meet in life that really embody the idea of being a Changemaker and who genuinely understand the power of giving and positively touching the lives of others. Penny Mpanza is just that person, an inspirational social entrepreneur who passionately believes that real and lasting change will be driven by a new generation of young people who are well educated and have the tools to find the solutions to the challenges facing Africa today. Read her inspiring story....
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There are some people you meet in life that really embody the idea of being a Changemaker and who genuinely understand the power of giving and positively touching the lives of others. Penny Mpanza is just that person, an inspirational social entrepreneur who passionately believes that real and lasting change will be driven by a new generation of young people who are well educated and have the tools to find the solutions to the challen...
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GUEST POST by Tumi Frazier, founder of Tumi Frazier International --- So, as an entrepreneur are you delivering on your promises? If you're not, you're surely going to go out of business a lot quicker than you can imagine. More often than not entrepreneurs fail not because they lack talent, but because they lack the qualities and discipline necessary to achieve longevity in business. I'm going to remind you of 5 simple, but essential disciplines that will help you to consistently deliver on your promises....
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So, as an entrepreneur are you delivering on your promises? If you're not, you're surely going to go out of business a lot quicker than you can imagine. More often than not entrepreneurs fail not because they lack talent, but because they lack the qualities and discipline necessary to achieve longevity in business. I'm going to remind you of 5 simple, but essential disciplines that will help you to consistently deliver on your promise...
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STARTUP STORY of Terryanne Chebet founder of Keyara Organics, a natural skincare company with a soul and a real passion for African ingredients. Terryanne has a vision to grow the company to be among the world’s leading Natural Skincare brands, understanding that everyone needs a natural skincare routine....
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Keyara Organics is a natural skincare company with a soul and a real passion for African ingredients. Founder and serial entrepreneur, Terryanne Chebet, has a vision to grow the company to be among the world’s leading natural skincare brands, understanding that everyone needs a natural skincare routine.
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PODCAST: Lionesses of Africa had the pleasure of meeting the inspirational Achenyo Idachaba at the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards Nominees Sub-Saharan Press Conference in Johannesburg this month. She took time out of her busy schedule to share some of her insights on the challenges for women entrepreneurs in Africa. Listen to our interview....
Lionesses of Africa had the pleasure of meeting the inspirational Achenyo Idachaba at the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards Nominees Sub-Saharan Press Conference in Johannesburg this month. She took time out of her busy schedule to share some of her insights on the challenges for women entrepreneurs in Africa. Listen to our interview.
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STARTUP STORY of Karen Wessels, co-founder of SnappSales --- There are some natural born entrepreneurs who see a problem, challenge or need, and have a burning desire to find the solution, Karen Wessels is one such entrepreneur. Her latest venture SnappSales has found a solution for all those companies who need to create quality sales leads, but whose salespeople hate cold-calling. She has found an innovative and highly efficient way of appointment setting, harnessing the power of conversation and the talents of a great team of people.... http://snappsales.com https://www.facebook.com/SnappSales
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There are some natural born entrepreneurs who see a problem, challenge or need, and have a burning desire to find the solution - Karen Wessels is one such entrepreneur. Her latest venture SnappSales has found a solution for all those companies who need to create quality sales leads, but whose salespeople hate cold-calling. She has found an innovative and highly efficient way of appointment setting, harnessing the power of conversation ...
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NEWLY LAUNCHED! Congratulations to the wonderful team of women behind WomenStrong International who have just launched their powerful new online platform to enable women and girls to thrive....
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This month saw the much-anticipated launch of a wonderful new online platform, created as a destination for all organizations that serve women and girls. It is an online community where they can share stories, ideas, best practices and materials with each other, with the goal of strengthening a global community focused on enabling women and girls to thrive. WomenStrong International’s new online platform can be found at www.womenstron...
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STARTUP STORY of Sophie Umazi Mvurya and Brigit Wasike. These two highly talented and passionate fashionpreneurs have a dynamic vision, to not only capture the fashion market in Kenya, but to take their unique House of Tahzi brand and transform it into a major global lifestyle name....
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They say that great minds think alike, and in the case of Sophie Umazi Mvurya and Brigit Wasike, this is certainly a meeting of the minds. These two highly talented and passionate fashionpreneurs have a dynamic vision, to not only capture the fashion market in Kenya, but to take their unique House of Tahzi brand and transform it into a major global lifestyle name.
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GUEST BLOG by Karen Wessels - I have a confession to make, and I think you may feel the same way – I love being an entrepreneur! It’s such an incredible experience. And, at the same time, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. So what happens when the weight of being an entrepreneur, mom and partner becomes too much to bear? How do you stay motivated?....
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I have a confession to make, and I think you may feel the same way – I love being an entrepreneur! It’s such an incredible experience. And, at the same time, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. So what happens when the weight of being an entrepreneur, mom and partner becomes too much to bear? How do you stay motivated?
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STARTUP STORY of Damaris Nyabuti, PR entrepreneur and the founder of Dharkemmy Corporate Communications in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite all the challenges that have faced her throughout her career, she has remained true to her passion for PR and communications and been determined to realise her vision of starting her own company. She is a force to be reckoned with and understands the power of sheer hard work to make things happen....
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If there is one word that could best describe PR entrepreneur, Damaris Nyabuti, the founder of Dharkemmy Corporate Communications in Nairobi, Kenya, it is tenacious. Despite all the challenges that have faced her throughout her career, she has remained true to her passion for PR and communications and been determined to realise her vision of starting her own company. She is a force to be reckoned with and understands the power of shee...
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STARTUP STORY of Amanda Blankfield-Koseff - South Africa is a country with its fair share of challenges, and particularly amongst its youth, but the way to address those challenges is to empower a new generation of proactive citizens to lead a new way of thinking and to find the much needed solutions for change. Social entrepreneur Amanda Blankfield-Koseff and her Empowervate Trust has a vision to help these new young citizens to be the changemakers of tomorrow....
South Africa is a country with its fair share of challenges, and particularly amongst its youth, but the way to address those challenges is to empower a new generation of proactive citizens to lead a new way of thinking and to find the much needed solutions for change. Social entrepreneur Amanda Blankfield-Koseff and her Empowervate Trust has a vision to help these new young citizens to be the changemakers of tomorrow.
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The Pride of Africa's Women Entrepreneurs
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LIONESSES OF AFRICA IS A COMMUNITY PASSIONATE ABOUT WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA AND SUPPORTS THE START-UP DREAMS OF ALL WOMEN ON THE CONTINENT