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.
Founder & Director, Lesotho Child Counseling Unit, Lesotho. An orphanage that she founded in 2001 to provide a temporary and safe home for the rehabilitative care of sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children.
Founder & Legal Representative, RTUC Rwanda Tourism University College - the first tourism university in Rwanda. 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the year by Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
Founder & Trustee Gandhi Development Trust. She is a founding member of the Natal Organization of Women, which joined the ANC Women’s League, joined the ANC and the SACP in which she was chosen as a central committee member. Ela was nominated and accepted to serve on the Legal Aid Board of South Africa.
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!
A pioneer Human Rights Activist in Swaziland. Great insight into African women's realities as second-class citizens.
First Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR). Prior to joining IPAR, she held various responsibilities as an academic in senior management positions in Higher Education in Rwanda.
Founder & Director of Production, Compass Communication Company Ltd, Tanzanian public broadcaster, producer of Miss Universe Tanzania beauty pageant; founding member Tanzania Independent Producers (TAIPA). Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Vision Awards (UK).
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.
International Professional Story Teller, writer, director, and author. Gcina has worked tirelessly for the past 11 years running NOZINCWADI - Mother of Books Literacy Campaign to help make South Africa a reading nation.
Managing Director & Founder of Dallas Investments Ltd, and Chairperson, Rwanda Women Entrepreneurs' Chamber of the Private Sector Federation. A serial board member, Immy makes a difference in every industry she touches.
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.