Isabel Dos Santos, daughter to former Angolan president, Eduardo Dos Santos is one of Africa’s most prominent female business personalities. As a prolific investor, Isabel is considered as Africa’s wealthiest businesswoman and one of the most influential women leaders. Her net worth is estimated at $ 3.5 billion according to Forbes.
Isabel Dos Santos is a born entrepreneur. She first ventured into business at a tender age of 24, when she established a restaurant business in Luanda Island. The facility, which she named Miami Beach, was the first of its kind. Luanda Island had never experienced a night club and a restaurant before, a testimony that Isabel Dos Santos is an exceptionally gifted businesswoman.
From a humble beginning as an investor, Isabel focused on much more expansive ventures, not just in Luanda Islands, but also in other parts of the world. Today, she is a major shareholder and a board member of a number of leading companies in Portugal and Angola. Some of the companies she has invested in include Portugal-based Banco BPI and ZON Multimedia.
As a leader, Isabel Dos Santos is an influential voice, especially on the economic development of Africa. Her numerous messages of hope and encouragement have inspired and motivated many young people in Africa to realize their potential. Most of her messages are focused on the African women, who have been placed at a disadvantage by a gender biased society.
Many young women in Angola and the rest of Africa look up to Isabel as a role model. On her part, Isabel believes in the economic empowerment of women as a key driver of economic development in Africa. Isabel has frequently aired her views and messages concerning the empowerment of the African woman in a number of high-profile conferences around the world.
At a United Nations debate in New York, Isabel Dos Santos expressed her confidence in Africa’s ability to emerge as an entrepreneurship hub. However, she expressed her concern that most African cultures are still discriminatory against women. This culture has deprived the African economy of valuable contribution from women, who are the pillars of society.
As a way of putting an end to the discrimination of women, Dos Santos made a clarion call for all stakeholders to join hands with her in support of women. She advocates for equal education opportunities, equal access to employment, and a change of attitude as important ways of empowering the African woman.
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