Sunday, March 8, 2015

10 Female Owned Brands we celebrate for International Women's Day

In celebrating all things innovative and entrepreneurial for International Women's Day this year we wanted to take the time to celebrate women and all the great things they are doing. This post is dedicated to the African women who are running their various brands and running it well. Here is a list of our Favorite Women Brands for IWD 

1. Re-Connect Ghana

Founded by Ghanaian women  Maame Boakye and Stephanie Dei in 2011 while in Ghana conducting research for their graduate dissertations. With a vision of strengthening ties and deepening engagement between young professionals in Ghana and the diaspora, both ladies organized the first Re-Connect GH networking mixer on December 28, 2011

Visit their site 
Recconect Ghana

2. Cecret Candles, Liberia-USA

Cecret Candles 

Founded by Sesima Kamara, this brand is sure to be the future home brand line for sure. The owner describes her brand as home-made soy candles handcrafted with the finest ingredients in GRADE A unrefined shea-butter, eco-soy vegetable wax and premium fragrance oils.

Visit their site 
Cecret Candles

3. Fitclique Africa Uganda

Founded by Mildred Apenyo, Fitclique Africa is the first female gym in Uganda, Fitclique Africa is passionate about wellness and safety. They offer self-defense, strength training, dance and yoga classes.  

Visit their site 
FitClique Africa

4. Besharp Events California USA

 Rugie Bhonopha of Sierra Leonean American heritage and her team take pride in their event planning company. Her and her colleagues are sure to plan your event into stylish sophisticated event for either private or corporate purposes. 

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Besharp Signature Events

Be Sharp Events 

5. Wanjo Foods, Ghana

Founded by Yaganoma Wanjo Foods processes indigenous crops into food products. Wanjo producers create, juices, syrups, jams, preserves and sauces out of indigenous spice, herbs and veggies. Wanjo Foods' mission is to promote natural healthy African beverages made from fruits and vegetation that are found withing the continent.

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Wanjo Foods

6. Sophie Zinga, Senegal

Founded by Senegalese Afropolitan Sophie Nzinga, this brand  has wow-ed us all over the few years the brand has launched and been a success, she works hard to ensure her customers are satisfied. Sophie also launched her own flagship store in Dakar Senegal. She describes her brand as sophisticated and born from a unique vision of modern style, the Sophie Zinga line is marked by a new approach to design where luxury meets sensuality.

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 Sophie Zinga

7. Bims Flavors, Nigeria USA 

Cupcake owner Oby provides the most creative and tasty cakes, cupcakes and desserts for your event to be made special. She takes pride in all of her customers and ensures they receive individualized service for their occasion

Visit their site 
Bim Cakes

Bim's Flavors 

8. Afroelle Magazine, Kenya-Worldwide

Founder Patricia from Kenya has truly made tremendous strides with her magazine Afroelle! AfroElle is a digital magazine celebrating women of African heritage. AfroElle exists to encourage, empower and elevate our readers through highlighting the plight of women of African heritage and celebrating their achievements and contributions to their communities. Our magazine features
editorials on book, film & music, technology, business, travel, lifestyle, health, art, culture, home d├ęcor, fashion

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9. Mui Pr- Nigeria, Nigeria-USA
MuiPr featured in Applause Africa 

Founder Ijeoma from Nigeria based in New York is taking the PR world by storm with her company MuiPR. The Public Relations Company is the first independent strategic public relations and promotions agency in NYC for Pan-African businesses and leaders in entertainment, fashion, politics, media, non-profit and urban development sectors.

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10. Maame Afon Musician, Ghana-USA 

Musician Maame Afong found a way to blend social justice with music and voila what do you have amazing talent.  Maame also does gospel music and has released an album as well in this arena. Her voice is sure to inspire, and uplift you. Her album titled Ekome is one you definitely want to download and give a listen.

Visit her site 
Maame Afon
Maame Afon

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