Webinar on African women, entrepreneurship and innovation to hold

18 Mar 2016
Financial Nigeria


Djembe Communications, in partnership with the African Innovation Foundation and How We Made It in Africa, will highlight the latest trends that are shaping entrepreneurship opportunities for women across the region.

Mitchell Prather, Managing Director, Djembe Communications

Djembe Communications will host a webinar on March 22, 2016 for women entrepreneurs, innovators and key influencers across the African continent.

The webinar will hold at 16:30 GMT. The social media handles for the event are: Facebook: /Djembe Communications; Instagram & Twitter: @djembepr.

The webinar, entitled Africa’s Womenpreneurs: What’s Next?, will be hosted in partnership with the African Innovation Foundation, the organization dedicated to innovation-led socio-economic development in Africa, and How We Made It in Africa, one of the world’s leading African-focused online business publications.

Djembe says the firm is committed to delivering insights-driven solutions to stakeholders across the African region. The webinar aims to uncover the latest trends and opportunities for African women entrepreneurs and innovators, and to showcase the crucial role they play in advancing the region’s economy.

Business women and young, aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to join the webinar to learn more about the ever-increasing entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities for women across Africa, and what trends are taking place and how to leverage them to build sustainable businesses.

Toyin Dania, Country Manager of Djembe Communications for Ghana and Webinar Moderator, said African women are increasingly setting the pace in the entrepreneurship scene, leveraging technological advances and breaking traditional barriers.

The webinar will bring together leading African influencers to shed light on how aspiring female entrepreneurs in Africa can take advantage of new trends in the region to launch innovation-led entrepreneurship careers, Ms Dania.    

Panelists will include leading African influencers, namely Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, Director, Innovation Prize for Africa, African Innovation Foundation; Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder/ CEO, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble; Esther Armah, radio host and author; Jabu Sopete, Journalist, Forbes Africa and fashion entrepreneur; and Jaco Maritz, media entrepreneur and founder, How We Made It in Africa.  

The webinar will also provide participants with a platform to share ideas on collaborative approaches to sidestep traditional barriers and to discuss the role of key stakeholders, such as the African diaspora, in enabling sustainable entrepreneurship environments for female entrepreneurs in the region.

The event is one of several initiatives by Djembe Communications throughout the month of March in celebration of International Women’s Day. Earlier this month on March 8, Djembe hosted the tweet chat #AfricanWomen on the need for gender parity to catalyze African women entrepreneurs. In addition, Djembe Communications is also hosting an Instagram and Facebook photo contest #InspireAfrica to celebrate African women entrepreneurs, the winners of which will have their exclusive photo story featured in How We Made It in Africa.
Click here for free registration to the webinar.

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