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Akaego Okoye: Founder and Host African Business Stories – Reflections on Season 1 of The Podcast

Akaego Okoye: Founder and Host African Business Stories – Reflections on Season 1 of The Podcast

We made it to the end of season 1! Yay!!!

In Season 1, i interviewed 20 incredible female entrepreneurs from 10 different African Countries and in this final episode i reflect on my 3 main takeaways: why women start businesses, building a legacy business and the challenge of access to finance. I also reference some episodes to highlight my points. In addition, i talk about the special series we ran in honor of Fathers Day – Lessons and Legacy which is available on our website www.africanbusinessstories.com and coming soon to all podcast platforms.

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Aisha Ayensu: Founder & CEO Christie Brown – Retelling The African Story Through Fashion.

Aisha Ayensu: Founder & CEO Christie Brown – Retelling The African Story Through Fashion.

Aisha Ayensu is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Christie Brown a fashion house based out of Accra, Ghana. An award winning fashion designer, Aisha started Christie Brown in 2008, in her final year of university, naming the company after her grand mother who was a seamstress and her inspiration. Christie Brown has grown to become an internationally recognized fashion brand manufacturing women’s apparel and accessories primarily inspired by African art and culture.

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Barkue Tubman-Zawolo: Founder & CEO, MBL Intl. Group – Liberia’s Boss Lady, A Serial Entrepreneurs Journey To Impact and Results.

Barkue Tubman-Zawolo: Founder & CEO, MBL Intl. Group – Liberia’s Boss Lady, A Serial Entrepreneurs Journey To Impact and Results.

Barkue is the Founder and CEO of MBL International Group Рa boutique International consulting and creative agency. The grand-daughter of the late President Williams V.S Tubman Liberia’s longest serving President, she left Liberia for the United States following a coup. Between 1997 and 2007, Barkue, working in a male dominated industry, set up and ran one of the few female led artist management companies РMiss Boss Lady Entertainment Рshe managed and worked on the management team of some of the most successful international artists at the time.

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