Beauty, Consumer Goods, Entrepreneur, Founder, Social Impact, Women in Business

Meet Valerie Obaze, The Founder Behind Africa’s Leading Luxury Brand

"Supporting women is everything to me. I love working with, partnering with and collaborating with other female owned businesses. When we support each other we are stronger. Everyday I’m inspired by the strong rural women in Northern Ghana who process all of the raw ingredients that R&R uses in product formulations. These beautiful women work from sunrise to sunset processing the raw ingredients by hand and stop at nothing to ensure that they can provide their children with an education and a good start in life which is something I can relate to"

Consulting, Entrepreneur, Women in Law

Career Crush: Adaku Ufere

"Don’t box yourself into long-term goals. It’s great to have a vision for the future you want for yourself but you run the danger of being stuck in tunnel vision. Allow yourself to be flexible and open to opportunities or experiences that don’t always look like they’ll take you where you want to go.They might take to someplace even better or to your original goal but through an unplanned route. I’m always open to change and I’ve learned to move with the tide, it’s taken me places I never could have imagined"

Entrepreneur, Farming, Founder, Technology, Women in Agriculture

Mbali Nwoko is reinventing Farming in Africa!

"I think as women we need to believe in ourselves that whether there are biases or not, we can be successful either way. We do not need other people's permission to follow our dreams nor do we need their validation .As women, we need to be confident in ourselves. We need know our limits and also see the success stories of other females as a basis of what is possible and or achievable out there in the world"

Entrepreneur, Founder, Technology, Women in Tech

How Dawn Dickson Launched and Secured Capital for Her Enterprises!

"Go for it!! It is hard, you have to put in work and don’t expect handouts from anyone. They say it takes 10 years to be an ‘overnight success’. I have been a full time entrepreneur for 18 years and I have been working on my latest companies for 7- 8 years before we started to gain some real traction. Granted, what I am building is extremely difficult, but nothing comes easy in  life. Just have fun with it and be coachable and open to learn"

Consulting, Entrepreneur, Media & Enterainment, Public Relations

Reshaping the narrative across Africa and Europe

"Everyone is a work in progress. Achievements don’t add any value to who you are as a person. Your career should not define who you are or your values. Life is a work in progress, sometimes you put in work and you don’t reap the fruit immediately - that’s okay . It’s like cultivating a garden, you have to learn to be patient, resilient and don’t expect the results to come right away"