Abam Mambo: “leadership is the ability to credibly, authentically and empathetically inspire followership of your vision”

Attorney, writer, speaker, Cameroonian Abam Mambo is Microsoft’s new legal regional director for workplace investigations for Asia. In her thirties, she already has a wealth of professional experience and has worked for several years in multinationals in the USA, Africa and Asia. She has also provided legal advice to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, […]

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8 female African founders and CEOs of business conglomerates

These powerful businesswomen have founded companies whose activities they have diversified over the years, making them benchmark companies in their fields. We put the spotlight on these influential and creative businesswomen who stand out on the African entrepreneurial scene Akiko Seyoum Ambaye, Founder and CEO of Construction Orchid Business Group PLC (Ethiopia)   Akiko Seyoum […]

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The “Immortals”, pioneers who have marked the history of Africa

To celebrate the international day of women’s rights, Africanshapers feels it has a duty to pay tribute to the “Immortals”, pioneering women in Africa, trail blazers who cleared the path for the current generation. Dead or still alive, little known to the general public, they paved the way for other women from their countries and […]

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Fassi Kafyeke, the Congolese engineer who designs the planes of the multinational Bombardier

Fassi Kafyeke is Senior Director, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Design, Aerospace Product Development Engineering at Bombardier Aerospace, a subsidiary of Canadian multinational Bombardier, the world’s third largest employer and seller in aircraft construction after Boeing and Airbus. For 36 years, thanks to his extraordinary technical know-how, Fassi Kafyeke has worked on the design of various […]

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13 young African lawyers who are shaking things up

Young, ambitious and determined, these lawyers are distinctive by having launched their own firms very early on, being pioneers in their fields or even combining their brilliant careers as lawyers with another fruitful professional occupation. These are their profiles.   Tebello Kutoane (South Africa), 29, founder of a law firm entirely owned by women A […]

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22 African women who lead the activities of tech giants on the continent

They are CEOs, general managers or hold high responsibility positions with tech and web giants on the continent. They supervise the activities of these technological multinationals in a country, a region, or throughout the African continent. These are their profiles.   Yacine Barro (Senegal), Managing Director of Microsoft for West and Central Africa, responsible for […]

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