Because being a #BOSSBABE is easier said than done!

With life’s daily challenges, it is not always easy to stay motivated and smash goals like your a professional Olympic goal smasher.

We’ve put together our top 10 inspiring quotes from Africa’s leading business owners and financial influencers.

“I think there are a lot of people with family connections but who are actually nowhere. If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through” – Isabel Dos Santos, Investor, Angola

“To empower the women of South Africa has always been a very important passion for me. In my company I have often seen women grow from shy and uneducated, into confident individuals that take responsibility of their own lives and jobs. These women are often the main breadwinners of their immediate and extended families.” – Nelia Annandale is founder of Keedo Kids, South Africa 

“This is the era for Africa to move forward, and if Africa is moving forward, the women can move forward with it.”  – Dr. Victoria Kisyombe, founder of SELFINA, Tanzania

“Dreaming is good. But now your dream must be profitable. For example, you cannot find investors who will put funds in your project without them seeing the potential for profitability.” – Olivier Madiba, founder of Kiro’o Games in Cameroon

“Today is the beginning of the Rest of your Life! You are the Pilot of your life! Lock in your destination; take off to it, from where you are!” – Vimal Shah, BIDCO, Kenya

“Women in Africa do not need charity to finance the issue. Control of the resources that they create is the issue, and respect in the financial sector is the issue.” – Jennifer Riria, group chief executive of Kenya Women Holding, Kenya

“Don’t scratch your head saying there is no financing. With what you have, what can you do to achieve your goal? Investors like people who have taken that initiative.” – Heshan de Silva, De Silva Group, Kenya

“In life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice.” Stephen Saad, Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa

“Nineteen people may love your work, but the twentieth one will hate it and will tell you so; you cannot allow that to affect you. That may sound trite, but there is huge risk in letting criticism get you down.” – Carrol Boyes, Founder of Carrol Boyes, South Africa

“I have often also relied on my gut instinct to guide me in business, the times I haven’t, have been unfortunate.” – Jenna Clifford, jewellery designer, South Africa


AUTHOR: Annette de Wet


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