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Women's Stories

See how these businesswomen are getting their names out there.

Maia Lekow: Founder of Circle and Square Productions

Maia is an award-winning filmmaker, musician and founder that uses her platform to tell stories that break the bias.

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Mokgadi Mabela: Founder of Native Nosi

Mokgadi’s thriving beekeeping business grew from one beehive, to hundreds, and produces the purest hive-to-shelf honey in South Africa.

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Sinenhlanhla Ndlela: Founder of Yococo

Sinenhlanhla left her job to start Yococo, a dairy-free ice cream company that challenges conventional ice cream making.

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Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro: Founder of MitiMeth

Concerned about the environmental challenges affecting her community, Achenyo left her desk job to turn invasive plants into sustainable products for a cleaner planet.

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Folake Edun: CEO of TownTalk

With a background in economics and risk management, Folake’s company turns “hard to collect” data into insights that help people make informed decisions.

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Chiamaka Nwosu: CEO of Truckr

Chiamaka is using tech to innovate the trucking industry. She developed her own app, Truckr, to help local SMEs find the right truck to move their supplies at a simple click of a button.

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Mosa Mkhize: Founder of Origins Publishers

Having grown up listening to African stories told in her home language, Mosa founded Origins Publishers to ensure a place for her cultural heritage in future storytelling.

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Wangari Mushue: Owner of New Start Organics

Born from a love for creativity, Wangari’s soap-making business transformed from a humble store in Kenya into an online success story, delivering organic products to an international audience.

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Sonto Pooe: Founder of Native Child

​​Sonto couldn’t find haircare products that spoke to her needs as an African woman, so she founded Native Child – a haircare and bodycare brand that represents and understands women of colour.

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Serah Muindi: Founder of Hopewell Counseling Firm

After seeing how COVID-19 was impacting the mental health of people in her community, Serah Muindi founded an online counseling service to give them support from the comfort of their homes.

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Bolanle Austen-Peters: Founder of Terra Kulture

Bolanle Austen-Peters’ traded law books for music and the arts when she started Terra Kulture, a space that gives her and other creatives the opportunity to showcase Nigeria’s rich culture and heritage through creative mediums.

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun: Founder of Lifebank

To combat the inefficiency of blood delivery in her country, Temie founded Lifebank, an app and motorcycle network that connects blood banks to hospitals, saving thousands of lives.

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Onyeiwu Ifunanya: Owner of Elsa’s Signature

What started as a passion for perfume, turned into a business when Onyeiwu decided to create her own special blend. Elsa’s Signature has grown from being a local brand to a nationally sought-after scent.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Hustle Academy is launching its first womens-only bootcamp. Get advice from experts and empower yourself with the skills to grow your business.

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