All through the year, we featured amazing women around the world
We featured amazing women around the world this year (2021)
Frida Xhoi Xhei.
She has established a highly sought after luxury brand in the Albanian fashion and beauty industry. Her brand Frida Xhoi and Xhei. Is one of the best custom designs I have ever seen.
She graduated with honors from one of the best hairstylist schools in Udine, Italy and in 2000 she went back to Albania to establish her own beauty salon in Tirana the capital city of Albania.
For Frida “Frida, Xhoi & Xhei” is not any other business but is a way of helping young women who come to her to make them that special dress for one of the most important event in their life. Her satisfaction comes from the smiles on the brides face when they try on their dresses and feel as if they are surreal.
Dr Bimpe Ayeni
She is an outstanding Medical Doctor. She says “What I know now is that you have to dream big. You have to ignore your own self-doubt. You have to run your own race and chart your own course. It is lonely at the top. Keep your few friends and family close. Keep the faith”.
Renée Thompson is an experienced Researcher, Parliamentary & Government Liaison Officer with a demonstrated history of working in Parliament and Government for 16 years. She holds a Masters in Journalism from Stellenbosch University. She is currently doing her PhD with her research topic: The legislative process of the South African Parliament and Portfolio Committees. Over the course of her career, Reneé held numerous specialised positions, including a number of positions with the African National Congress (ANC) Caucus at Parliament.
Kahindo Mateene is the founder and creative visionary behind her namesake brand KAHINDO. Kahindo strives to use her brand as a vehicle to create job opportunities for women and share the heart and soul of Africa with the rest of the world. Kahindo was born in Uganda, educated in Kenya, and has lived in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Niger. When she’s not designing or reviewing samples from Africa, Kahindo enjoys traveling, dancing, and attending live concerts.
A Registered Dental Hygienist, Anaida has made it her mission to educate patients on the importance of dental health. She founded Mission Kind (Kids In Need of Dentalcare), to help children aged 6-16 obtain much needed dental work at no charge. Her passion and dental expertise has garnered her media coverage on Rogers Daytime Television, Sirius XM Radio’s What She Said, GlobalTV, CTV, CP24, CTV NewsChannel, Newtalk1010 and more. She has been featured in the Toronto Star, Elevate, Parents Magazine, Focus Magazine and more. She is the dental blogger forHuffington Post, Thrive Global and Inside Toronto. Her blogs are usually featured on Oral Health Group website.
Ms Adetola Salau is a social innovative entrepreneur, global educator, author and transformation agent. She is currently the Senior Special Assistant on Education to the Governor in Lagos State. She is also an Engineer and the author of more than ten books, one of which is a roadmap for transforming mindsets of African children; “Re-engineering minds for innovation”
Mrs Chinwe Egwim is a trailblazer and we love how much impact she has made in the economic sector in Africa. Her story is an inspiration to women globally especially young girls in Africa.
Chinwe Egwim is a professional economist that has over 500 published economic notes primarily geared towards macroeconomics which cover fiscal profiles, monetary policies, fx dynamics, interest rate movements, trade, GDP growth trends, reserves management, inflation and sectorial trends among others. Chinwe consistently applies rigorous analysis to ensure Africa’s economic landscape is better understood. She is currently the Senior Economist at FBNQuest Merchant Bank, an arm of FBN Holdings.
Chinwe was appointed as a National Consultant by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to lead the services trade project which is partly driven by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Dr. Lolade Adeyemi
Dr. Adeyemi is passionate about increasing access to healthcare and improving people’s quality of life – particularly in Africa. As the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Magna Carta Health, she changed the game in preventative healthcare in Nigeria. As COO, She bridged health care gaps and increases access to healthcare.
She always strived to expand her impact. Her newest entrepreneurial pursuits include building an app that helps doctors better serve communities by increasing access to care and launching a platform that connects female mentees. She is a clinician, researcher, and public health specialist in the public and private sector across different continents and industries, and a consultant for various international public health organizations.
Edememe passionately loves and serves the Lord JESUS, and lives her life for His glory. She is married to her best friend and mentor, and they have two adorable daughters.
She is a Senior Manager in the Tax, Regulatory and People Services Division of one of the global “Big 4” Accounting Firms. With 12+ years of experience, she leads teams to deliver sterling Tax compliance and advisory services to multinational and national companies in the oil and gas industry.
Outside of work, she facilitates wholesome employee experience by equipping Career Professionals and Team Leaders with skills and habits required to be better and do better. She does this by sharing actionable and valuable tips on social media, particularly LinkedIn, and via speaking engagements.
Seeing a woman creating her own path and breaking barriers is everything we push for. Meet Lola Adeyemi, Founder of “Its Souper”
“It’s Souper” began as a dream and a way to find a place in a diverse community for Nigerian born, Lola Adeyemi, but has since grown far beyond that.
After pursuing a Bachelors Degree at the University of Winnipeg – Manitoba, Lola came to Toronto with big dreams and worked successfully as an IT Consultant for many years.
All through her career, she was always happy to bring a unique Nigerian dish to every potluck to the amazement and joy of her coworkers, she even won best potluck meal a couple of times with medals to show for it! It was absolutely gratifying for her taking back empty Tupperware home with rave reviews. The roots for a brand that would bring joy to people’s homes through food was starting to grow.
We love them all!