Facebook encourages African women’s businesses
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FACEBOOK is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa, an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential.
The just-ended four-day event took place at Facebook HQ in London and featured some of the city’s leading African and diaspora entrepreneurs and business women, who shared insight and advice, as well as lead workshops on building business skills for the future.
The She Leads Africa has built a global community of more than 100 000 members across Africa and the Diaspora in two years.
“Facebook is where African consumers connect with African entrepreneurs, with millions of people across the continent using our platform to communicate with small businesses each month,” says Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager for Africa at Facebook.
The official says over 60 million businesses are using Facebook to help grow their business and connect with customers.
“While many of the owners and founders are African women, there should be more. That’s why we are delighted to support She Leads Africa as it enables young African women to connect, learn and share in a supportive and inspirational environment.”
SheHive London, an open event, gave access to over 15 expert-led, training sessions covering the topics that young professional women need to know in order to succeed.
This was also an opportunity for young women to re-engage with the continent and network with other young African women while building their professional skills.
– CAJ News
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