August is Women’s Month and the perfect time to celebrate the incredible, inspiring women who surround us, as well as those who are doing their part to make Africa a healthier, happier and better functioning place.
The Student Digz team would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of Africa’s most amazingly inspirational women with powerful voices and a deep desire to bring about change.
This Soweto-born South African lady is the Chief Executive Officer of the Shanduka Group, which is one of our country’s largest investment holding companies. She has achieved many impressive things throughout her career and was even included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Top 50 women in the world to watch in 2008”. In 2014, she was also named as the ForbesWoman Africa Business Woman of the Year.
Dr. Victoria Kisyombe
Dr. Victoria Kisyombe is a social entrepreneur and the founder of SELFINA, a female-oriented company in Tanzania which is focused on providing micro-leasing to widows and young girls. Dr Kisyombe’s main aim is to empower the women of Africa as she believes that it is the real key to moving our continent forward.
This young African lady is a powerful entrepreneur also with a strict focus on doing her part for our country’s females. She is best known for being the founder and Managing Director of SRS Aviation. This unique establishment is South Africa’s very first 100 percent black female-owned aviation company.
Saran Kaba Jones
Saran Kaba Jones is another inspirational social entrepreneur who focuses on providing African communities with safe, clean drinking water. When asked about her projects, Saran has stated that her focus has always been on water because it affects all aspects of the community – from education and gender inequality to health and more. Her main goal has always been to make a positive difference in the lives of others, hence the creation of her non-profit organisation, FACE Africa.
Do you know of a particularly motivational female who has inspired you in some way? Whether it is a lady you know personally, or a public figure, we want to hear all about her! Tell us in the comments section below or drop us a message on our Facebook page.