While Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), these businesses are typically one-woman enterprises with a small consumer base. Social enterprise She Leads Africa is helping solve the problem by identifying and training high-growth African female entrepreneurs. After a pitch competition with 400 applicants from over 30 countries, SLA founders Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei have selected six early-stage entrepreneurs who will compete on September 26, 2015 for a $10,000 prize, direct access to investors and international media attention.
A few days ago I was lucky enough to get the chance to do short profiles of the 2015 She Leads Africa finalists. Ayiba Magazine has been one of SLA's media partners since the organization first launched its pitch competition.
Read more about this year's dynamic finalists via the Ayiba website.