Africa’s 6 Powerhouse Women Fashion Producers

LADYBRILLE – Less than a decade ago, it was hard to find fashion shows displaying the designs of contemporary African designers on runways anywhere on the local or global fashion map. Today, the opposite holds true. Indeed, Africa’s fashion industries and local communities enjoy an explosion of fashion weeks. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa, South …

Events

Botswana’s Rapelang Rabana Wins ‘Young Entrepreneur’ Award at the 2014 World Entrepreneurship Forum Awards Event

Ladybrille congratulates Bostwana’s Rapelang Rabana who has emerged as the winner of the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ at the 2014 World Entrepreneurship Forum Awards. “Having barely finished studying at the University of Capetown, she created Yeigo, a company that develops voiceover IP applications for mobile phones. A pioneer in the telecoms sector, at just 30 years old, …

Leadership

VIDEO: Jill Layfield, CEO of BackCountry.com on ‘What Makes a Great Leader’

‘Jill’s first job was scraping gum off the bottom of desks at her local Northern California middle school. She’s come a long way. In March 2011 she was named CEO of online retail giant backcountry.com, one of the largest player’s in Utah’s outdoor industry. Jill joined backcountry.com in 2004 as director of customer marketing, responsible …

Leadership

Video | Malawi President Joyce BANDA Discusses Women Empowerment on South 2 North

It is interesting to hear what Malawi President Joyce Banda has to say on a whole range of topics from governance to women empowerment. I believe, Ladybrille ladies, that you will find it interesting as well. Watch and share. -Uduak Oduok “Joyce Hilda Banda (née Mtila; born 12 April 1950) is a Malawian politician who …

News

Video | Thought Leaders: African Women in Business

Africa.com launches a series titled “ThouGht Leaders” that we are particularly interested in here on Ladybrille. “Thought Leaders,” is in association with The Africa Business Club – A student-run organization of the Harvard Business School, and is a showcase of Africa’s brightest minds. In the series, the web company sits with Africa’s leading thinkers, innovators …