Ladybrille® Fashion Business | Iman & Nigeria’s Omoyemi Akerele Make ‘The #BoF500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry’ List!

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Ladybrille congratulates Supermodel Iman, and Nigeria’s Omoyemi Akerele (Lawyer, Fashion Entrepreneur and Founder of Lagos Fashion & Design Week) for making the list of The Business of Fashion’s (BoF) 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry. See excerpts below. -Uduak Oduok “PARIS, France — Over the past six years, I have had the immense pleasure of meeting members of the global … Read More

Ladybrille® Woman | Africa’s Richest Woman Isabel Dos Santos To Open 5 Retail Stores

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Isabel Dos Santos

“Portugal’s biggest retailer Sonae plans to open five food hypermarkets in Angola in partnership with Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the country’s president, with the first scheduled for 2015, a company board member said on Thursday. Foreign players are investing in Angola’s retail market to take advantage of an oil-backed consumption boom in the country, which is Africa’s No.2 … Read More

Video: Voice of America TV Interviews Kathy Onwu, Miss Africa USA 2013

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Kathy Onwu Crowned Miss Africa USA 2013 Pageant Winner

Paul Ndiho on the New Miss Africa USA and Ndimyake’s interviews Kathy Onwu, the new 2013-14 Miss Africa USA. Onwu, whose mother died of breast cancer in 2009, is utilizing the Miss Africa USA platform to raise awareness about the importance of primary prevention and education on breast health. She is a 26-year-old registered nurse and originally hails from Enugu … Read More

Africa Style Daily’s Zandile Blay Named Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! Magazine Nigeria

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Zandile Blay Editor in Chief Hello! Nigeria Magazine

Ladybrille congratulates Africa Style Daily’s Zandile Blay who has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched Hello! Magazine Nigeria. Blay is also a Fashion Journalism Professor at Syracruse University. Read Blay’s first Editor-in-Chief message in her role as Editor in Chief for Hello! Magazine Nigeria. -Uduak Oduok “Welcome to the new online home of HELLO! Magazine’s first Sub-Saharan edition, … Read More

VIDEO: CNN Profiles LADYBRILLE Woman Peace Anyiam-Osigwe an Attorney, Filmmaker & Founder of AMAAs, “The African Oscars”

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CNN Profiles Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

Here at Ladybrille, we love and celebrate the unapologetically brilliant woman, regardless of race or socio-economic background. One such woman is Nigeria’s Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, an Attorney, Filmmaker and Founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Ladybrille has featured Anyiam-Osigwe’s events for many years now so be sure to revisit some of our prior coverage here to become familiar with … Read More

African Woman Leader in Technology: Ushahidi’s ORY OKOLLOH Joins Omidyar Network

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Ory Okolloh

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 22, 2013  — Omidyar Network today announced that Ory Okolloh has joined as a director, investments within the philanthropic investment firm’s government transparency initiative. Okolloh will help drive the organization’s work in supporting innovative organizations that use technology and media platforms to provide access to information and the tools necessary for citizens to participate in the … Read More

World Economic Forum: WATCH Women in Economic Decision-making #WEF (VIDEO)

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World Economic Forum Women in Decision Making

Women in Economic Decision-making How can gender gaps be closed at the highest levels of economic decision-making? Dimensions to be addressed: – Increasing female graduates in relevant fields – Overcoming mid-career development hurdles – Exploring potential of regulatory intervention • Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University, USA • Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Heidrick & Struggles, USA • Christine Lagarde, … Read More

The WIE’s 60 Powerful African Women Influencers: Liya Kebede, Alek Wek, Iman, Jewel by Lisa & Tiffany Amber Founders Make the List!

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WIE 60  Powerful Influencers

WIE releases its 60 Annual women Influencers in Africa and a handful from the fashion and entertainment industries make the list including Alek Wek, Iman, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa and Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany Amber. Check out the full list and last year’s WIE feature on Africa. Media and Culture Dambisa Moyo – Writer, economist Angelique Kidjo – … Read More