By Lukmon Oloyede.
Djembe Communications, the pioneering pan-African communications consultancy, has announced plans to host a webinar on March 22, 2016 for women entrepreneurs, innovators and key influencers across the African continent.
The webinar, according a statement by the firm, is 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.
Entitled “Africa’s Womenpreneurs: What’s Next?, the webinar is being held in partnership with the African Innovation Foundation, the organisation 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.
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, what trends are taking place and how to leverage them to build
Commenting on the initiative, Toyin Dania, country manager of Djembe
Communications for Ghana and webinar
moderator in the statement said: “African women are increasingly setting the pace in the entrepreneurship scene. They are taking advantage of technological advances and transcending traditional barriers to build creative and sustainable businesses that meet the needs of African consumers. Djembe’s 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.”
Panelists will include leading African influencers including Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, director, Innovation Prize for Africa, African Innovation Foundation; Adenike Ogunlesi founder/CEO, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble; Esther Armah, radio host of ‘The Spin’ & media lecturer AUCC & Webster Ghana and author; Jabu Sopete, journalist, Forbes Africa and fashion entrepreneur; and Jaco Maritz, media entrepreneur and founder, How we made it in Africa.
“Women are resourceful, and at the forefront of socio-economic development in Africa. When they innovate, they focus on solutions which are relevant – not only for their communities – but for their countries. We have thus created incentives for women innovators applying to our Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) initiative”, explained Pauline
Mujawamariya Koelbl, IPA director of AIF.
She added that IPA’s goal is to join hands with other women-centered initiatives, unlocking the potential of
African women innovators.
By Lukmon Oloyede.