3 Female Entrepreneurs Make Waves in Africa’s Business Heroes
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Three Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs Make Waves in Africa’s Business Heroes 2023 Top Ten

In the bustling city of Kigali, Rwanda, the stage was set for Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations at the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Semi-Finals. 

Among the glittering array of talent, three female-led startups stood out, not just for their disruptive business models but also for their indomitable spirit and drive. 

These women, representing diverse sectors from Healthcare to Energy, have now secured their places in the top ten finalists for 2023.

Their stories are not just about business acumen but also about breaking barriers and setting new standards for female entrepreneurs across the continent.

Bola Bardet

Hailing from the Benin Republic, Bola Bardet is the dynamic CEO and Co-Founder of Susu. With a vision to revolutionise healthcare in Africa, Bardet’s Susu offers a unique blend of healthcare packages and insurance. 

These packages can be financed by Africans living abroad for their relatives back home. 

Currently making waves in three francophone African countries – Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Gabon, Susu’s primary operations are based in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Bardet’s innovative approach to healthcare financing is a beacon of hope for many African families.

Christina Gyisun

Christina Gyisun, the CEO and Co-Founder of Sommalife Limited, is transforming the agricultural landscape in Ghana. Through cutting-edge software technology, Sommalife empowers rural smallholder farmers, enhancing the quality and quantity of their produce. 

But Gyisun’s vision doesn’t stop there. She bridges the gap between these farmers and global food and cosmetic manufacturers, ensuring that farmers receive premium prices for their commodities.

In doing so, she’s not only elevating the agricultural sector but also ensuring sustainable and profitable livelihoods for countless farmers.

Nthabiseng Mosia

South African-born Nthabiseng Mosia is lighting up lives with her venture, Easy Solar. As the CMO and Co-Founder, Mosia’s mission is to provide high-quality solar systems and appliances to those who have limited or no access to the conventional grid. 

Through Easy Solar, customers can finance their solar systems over time, choosing between weekly or monthly instalments. With flexible payment options, including cash or mobile payment, Mosia’s venture is making clean energy accessible and affordable. 

Although she hails from South Africa, her business primarily operates in Sierra Leone, bringing sustainable energy solutions to its residents.

What to know about Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH)

Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs.

The Jack Ma Foundation established the first ABH Prize Competition, a charitable initiative that annually identifies, trains and supports outstanding African entrepreneurs with a $1.5 million grant in 2019.

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