Gia Whitehead is the Sustainability Director/Founder of TSiBA Education, Gia was recognized as one of South Africa’s 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2002. Gia was also awarded Top Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 (Topco Media).
Founder & President, The CSI Business Congress, Showcasing Business response to HIV/AIDS, Owner OF De`Ma Restaurant, Durban South Africa.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Transman, South Africa, a temporary worker placement agency serving over 11,000 workers since inception in 1983.
Co-Founder and COO, Gahaya Links is known for exporting 'Peace Baskets' to international markets and weaving peace among Rwandan's rural communities. Employers of 100's of women and men in Rwanda.
In loving memory - Founder & Managing Director Tintsaba, Master Weavers in Sisal. Sheila Freemantle left us on October 29, 2012. Sheila impacted so many lives. Watch, Listen, Read, her inspiring words of wisdom of how to change the lives of thousands with love. Help her legacy live!
Managing Director, Gone Rural, Swaziland. Impacting hundreds of rural women by creating jobs through high-quality hand-crafts. During Philippa's tenure, she has doubled business turnover, quadrupled artisan incomes, and fostered a positive economic impact on Swaziland’s rural communities by enabling women to earn money while maintaining their customary lifestyle.
Deputy General Manager of Hilina Enriched Food Processing. Ms Belete is a young woman who understands being young is not an obstacle, but an opportunity.
Fashion designer and founder of Muya Ethiopia P.L.C. Sara has created hundreds of community jobs through export and innovation. Muya won a first place Millennium Award for woman exporters in the handloom sub-sector.
Founder & Executive Director of Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) in Ethiopia. Nigest received an award from the Department of State, United States of America, in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the development of women-led businesses. Nigest invests in the international potential of women.
A peace builder and business leader as Chairperson Northern Uganda Transitional Justice Working Group and Executive Director of North East Chili Producers (NECPA). A remarkable, powerful, and caring woman.
Rehmah Kasule, CEO of Century Marketing & Founder of CEDA International. An international award winner. CEDA International specializes in mentoring, leadership,and social entrepreneurship
Founder of Beacon of Hope, a faith-based and community NGO instituted to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic among women in poor communities. Registered in 2002 perform work in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenya Country Director, Amani Ya Juu. Amani Ya Juu. A Fair-trade, non-profit organization. Joyce was previously a pastor and always wanted to work with women. Amani Ya Juu marries her background in microfinance, her faith and the ability to work with women in an inspirational setting.