Facebook launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a book highlighting women leaders from across Africa



As part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life lessons from African women ‘, a collection of beautifully inspired stories and life tips from 19 women who break boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business.

Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book offers inspiring real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and a life lesson on how these women navigated their path to success, as well as the challenges they had to overcome along the way. ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women aims to encourage, inspire and guide the reader – whatever their background, age or ambitions.

‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women’ follows the successful launch in 2020 of ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: lessons from life and business’ in South Africa. This 2021 book comes to life through a series of beautifully illustrated works of art specially commissioned from four female artists from across the continent – Massira Keita from Ivory Coast, Lulu Kitololo from Kenya, Karabo Poppy from South Africa and Awele Emili from Nigeria.

With over 5,000 copies in print, the book will be provided free to a number of local Facebook training partners, including She Leads Africa, Fate Foundation, DigifyAfrica, Siyafunda, Smart Ecosystems for Women and cCHub. These will be distributed in 15 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal and Kenya – to schools and to beneficiaries of training offered by Facebook partners.

Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa, said: “At Facebook, we know that African women are in charge of the future of our promising continent – they are agents of change, mothers and CEOs. This book is a celebration of some of the outstanding African women who on their own are trailblazers, motivating and inspiring people and campaigning for good across Africa and the world. We are excited about their individual stories, inspired by the challenges they endured and how they overcome them, and most importantly how they turned them into important life lessons to help inspire others. “

The women featured in “ LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women ”, includes:

  • Elizabeth Akua Ohene – Journalist and Politician [Ghana]
  • Alice Nkom – Lawyer and human rights activist [Cameroon]
  • Tecla Chemabwai – Athlete and educator [Kenya]
  • Baratang Miya – Tech Entrepreneur and CEO [South Africa]
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim – Global Activist [Chad]
  • Dr Judy Dlamini – Entrepreneur, Author and Philanthropist [South Africa]
  • Hawa Sally Samai – Founder, CEO and Campaigner [Sierra Leone]
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – Founder and CEO [Ethiopia]
  • Lelemba Phiri – Entrepreneur, investor, educator [Zambia]
  • Temi Giwa-Tubosun – Founder and CEO [Nigeria]
  • Vanessa Hau Mdee – Media Personality, Musician and Podcaster [Tanzania]
  • Monica Musonda – Lawyer, Entrepreneur and CEO [Zambia]
  • Saran Kaba Jones – Founder and CEO [Liberia]
  • Kalista Sy – Showrunner and Writer [Senegal]
  • Yvonne Okwara – Journalist and Press Presenter [Kenya]
  • Tara Fela-Durotoye – Entrepreneur and CEO [Nigeria]
  • Noella Coursaris Musunka – Model and Philanthropist [Democratic Republic of the Congo]
  • Samantha ‘MisRed’ Musa – Media Personality, Social Influencer and Philanthropist [Zimbabwe]
  • Djamila Ferdjani – Doctor and entrepreneur [Niger]

This March marks the third anniversary of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness program in Sub-Saharan Africa, an initiative designed to inspire, empower and train women entrepreneurs across the continent to create, grow and start their own businesses. In this context, Facebook is launching a new training component on business resilience through financial education in Nigeria, South Africa and Senegal, with additional modules aimed at improving the financial management skills of women managers. business, while addressing the challenges that women entrepreneurs face. as access to capital.

To download the book, visit: https://bit.ly/3q5GLFi.

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