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Two Nigerians featured as Facebook launches book spotlighting women leaders in Africa

Two Nigerians featured as Facebook launches book spotlighting women leaders in Africa
March 04
19:46 2021

As part of events to celebrate the international women’s month, Facebook has launched a book which spotlights several women leaders across Africa.

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Tara Fela-Durotoye, founder of House of Tara, and Temi Giwa-Tubosun, founder and chief executive officer of LifeBank Nigeria, are two Nigerians featured in the book.

According to Facebook, the book which is titled “LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women”, contains a collection of stories and life lessons from 19 women making a mark in the media, entertainment, politics, education and business.

Facebook added that copies of the book will be distributed across 15 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal and Kenya — in schools and to beneficiaries of training offered by partners of the social media giant.

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Other women featured in the book include: Elizabeth Akua Ohene, journalist and politician from Ghana; Hawa Sally Samai, CEO and campaigner from Sierra Leone; Saran Kaba Jone, founder and CEO from Liberia; Baratang Miya, tech entrepreneur and CEO from South Africa; Judy Dlamini, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist from South Africa, and Yvonne Okwara, journalist and news anchor from Kenya.

Others are: Tecla Chemabwai, athlete and educator from Kenya; Alice Nkom, lawyer and human rights activist from Cameroon; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, global activist from Chad; Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder and CEO from Ethiopia; Lelemba Phiri, entrepreneur, investor and educator from Zambia; Vanessa Hau Mdee, Tanzania media personality, musician and podcaster; Monica Musonda, lawyer, entrepreneur and CEO from Zambia; Kalista Sy, showrunner and and screenwriter from Senegal; Noella Coursaris Musunka, model and philanthropist from Democratic Republic of the Congo; Samantha ‘MisRed’ Musa, media personality, social influencer and  philanthropist from Zimbabwe, and Djamila Ferdjani, doctor and entrepreneur from Niger.

Nunu Ntshingila, regional director, Facebook Africa, said the book is a celebration of exceptional African women.

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“At Facebook, we know that African women are at the helm of shaping the future of our promising continent. They are changemakers, mothers and CEOs,” she said.

“This book is a celebration of just some of the exceptional African women who in their own right are trailblazers, motivating and inspiring people, and advocating for good across Africa and the world.

“We’re excited about their individual stories, inspired by challenges they’ve endured and how they’ve risen above these, and importantly, how they’ve turned these into important life lessons to help inspire others.”

The book is aimed at encouraging, inspiring and guiding the reader, no matter the background, age or ambition.

You can download a copy here.

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