Despite hurdles associated with building a career as an African woman, especially in male-dominated fields, African women are making headlines in mainstream news outlets. Amid a pandemic, their unique stories are inspiring a whole generation just like how the stories of the brave women before them inspired their work. These women we are sharing with you all aimed to rebuild, reset and create a greater resilient women’s work and contribution across Africa
Juka Fatou Darboe
Juka Fatou Darboe is a Gambian mechanical and electronic engineer who co-founded make 3D Medical. She is one of the most celebrated women in her country as a result of her incredible achievements in a male-dominated field.
Darboe is one of the solutions providers to The Gambia’s medical sector since the emergence of the pandemic through her company. She was recently named among the 16 skilful innovators shortlisted for the 2021 Africa Prize for engineering.
Ghanian by heritage and American by birth, Addy is the co-founder and CEO of Jetstream Africa, ‘a technology-enabled logistic company based in Ghana. In a country where 36.5% of all business are owned by women –, Miishe saw an opportunity she pursued as a result of her ‘intuition’.
The British – Nigeran Film and Tv producer is one of the women at the forefront of telling Africa’s stories differently and uniquely. The media mogul and founder of EbonyLife signed major deals with the international streaming platform Nexflix–, among which include two series she and her team are currently working on.
Mo Abudu is also creating a platform for aspiring filmmakers and producers to learn through Ebony Academy.
In an interview with the Financial Times–, she shared how stories from the continent need to be more than telling the history of the slave trade.
The Zimbabwean photographer was named open photography of the year at the 2021 Sony world photography awards. Titled African Victorian, her portrait won the category which honours a single photo. Kudita shared with the BBC’s Princess Abumere that wanting to tell the stories of misrepresented people through her photography is why she chose the career.
Gyakie is one of the fastest-growing female artists from the continent with a huge fan-based. The forever singer—became the first female African artist to partner with Spotify for equality—inactivated to empower women around the creative world.
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