Published On: Thu, Oct 13th, 2016

African Lionesses hold inaugural conference

lionesses-of-africa-founder-and-chief-executive-officer-melanie-hawken1JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 200 inspirational women from across the continent have converged in South Africa to share business building stories, inspire others with their success and discuss some challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Africa.

They have met in Johannesburg under the aegis of the Lionesses of Africa Conference.

Lionesses of Africa is the social enterprise and digital home for a rapidly growing audience of over 200 000 women entrepreneurs across the African continent, and with a footprint in 36 countries.

“We believe the powerful voices and insights of all these inspirational women entrepreneurs from across the African continent and the Diaspora are so important in empowering a new generation of women entrepreneurs who are following in their footsteps,” says Lionesses of Africa Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Melanie Hawken.

“By sharing our combined knowledge and experience, by motivating others through our personal entrepreneurial journeys, and by connecting for greater business success, we can help to create a great new entrepreneurial landscape for women in Africa, one that is full of possibilities.”

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group, is Lionesses of Africa’s lead sponsor at this inaugural conference.

Funeka Montjane, Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Business Banking South Africa, Standard Bank, says Standard’s vision to drive Africa’s growth hence the support of women entrepreneurs across the continent through the Lionesses of Africa Conference.

“It supports the growth and development of women’s entrepreneurship and has an expanding client base of women-owned businesses ranging from start-ups to high-impact and high potential concerns.” says Funeka Montjane.

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