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Here’s What Happens When African Women Innovators Come Together

The new generation of African women are even more ambitious, well-educated, energetic, and business-savvy than their forerunners. They are well-positioned to lead their African countries to a new era of excellence, and they're doing so with impeccable class

The new generation of African women are even more ambitious, well-educated, energetic, and business-savvy than their forerunners. They are well-positioned to lead their African countries to a new era of excellence, and they’re doing so with impeccable class and style.

 

What happens when you bring a group of fierce, entrepreneurial African women together? The SheHive, of course!

 

 

Brought to you by She Leads Africa, a social enterprise organization that supports young African women and their journey towards professional success, SheHive NYC is a 4 day boot camp taking place from June 2-5 in New York City. SheHive NYC is part of the SheHive Tour which will take the bootcamp to 7 cities in 2016. Previous editions have been held in Lagos, Accra and Abuja.

 

According to She Leads Africa co-founder Afua Osei, “young women should be encouraged to take leadership roles in startups and corporate organizations and supported along their journey towards professional success. It doesn’t matter if you’re first generation, a recent expat or African American, we all have a shared history and opportunity to make things better.”

 

SheHive Abuja 2016

SheHive Abuja 2016

 

Whether you’re interested in building a business or launching a career in Africa, there will be something for you at SheHive NYC. The four day camp will bring together young female professionals and entrepreneurs to learn new business skills, network with their peers and connect directly with potential mentors and investors. SheHive NYC also aims to reconnect participants with the Continent, providing a space for them to meet and network with fellow young ambitious African women living in the US.

 

Speakers for SheHive NYC include:

+ Vanessa De Luca, Editor-In-Chief, Essence Magazine

+ Lola Ogunnaike, former CNN presenter

+ Thelma Golden, Director, Studio Museum Harlem

+ Ngozi Opara – Founder, Heat Free Hair

+ Asmau Ahmed, Founder, PlumPerfect

+ Adiat Disu, Director, African Fashion Week New York

+ Lola Coker, Co-founder, Resource Nigeria

+ Sharon Beason, Founder, @Womeneur

 

Topics to be covered during SheHive NYC include:

  • Building a multicultural brand
  • Marketing, especially social media marketing
  • Capitalising on the black beauty industry
  • Pitching to investors
  • Rising up the corporate ladder
  • Building a cosmopolitan and international career
  • Business development
  • Networking
  • Goal setting
  • Moving back
  • Getting into a top MBA school

 

Check out what past SheHive Attendees have to say about their experiences and purchase your ticket here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzKnuOC2hEc&feature=youtu.be

Kanyinsola Obayan
Ithaca, New York – Kányinsọ́lá Ọbáyàn is a PhD Student in Africana Studies at Cornell University, where she is investigating questions of nationalism and postcoloniality; transnationalism, diaspora, and globalization in contemporary Nigeria. She is currently Deputy Editor of Applause Africa.
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