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Video: BBC Profiles French-Ivorian Entrepreneur SWAADY Martin-Leke on Living the ‘African Dream’ with her TEA Business YSWARA

“As part of the BBC’s African Dream series, the French-Ivorian founder of luxury tea brand Yswara discusses the importance of being based on the continent, where people feel “alive”. Swaady Martin-Leke says she decided to “implant” her luxury brand in South Africa. The entrepreneur opened her first shop in Johannesburg. She then decided to aim…

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Nkem Begho

Ladybrille Woman Alum Nkem Begho on how Women are Perceived as “Geeky and Manly” in the Tech Industry

Ladybrille Woman Alum Nkem Begho is profiled in Memeburn, a digital publication focused on the technology industry, and she has a lot to say about how women are perceived as “geeky and manly” in the technology space. “Women in tech are thought to be geeky and manly. They are thought to have no fashion sense…

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Claudia Lumor

Africa’s 6 Powerhouse Women Fashion Producers

LADYBRILLE – Less than a decade ago, it was hard to find fashion shows displaying the designs of contemporary African designers on runways anywhere on the local or global fashion map. Today, the opposite holds true. Indeed, Africa’s fashion industries and local communities enjoy an explosion of fashion weeks. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa, South…

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