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2018 has been a great year for the mere fact that a lot more women have started businesses than in previous years. Women are taking lots of risks in business, creating jobs, mentoring, empowering and supporting the economy like never before in our history. WomanRising in this article, looks at 10 women entrepreneurs to watch in 2019. These women are brave, daring and tenacious. Not backing down from a fight and determined to push their businesses forward to the highest level they can. Inspiring everyone that they come across, they are paving the way for more women run businesses. Here is our list of 10 Women Entrepreneurs to watch in 2019 (Arrangement is in no particular order).
Caroline Esinam Adzogble is the founder of IAES Africa, Potters International College, Admission in 30 Minutes, Everyday Travels and Tours, Caroline Technology Solutions, Co-Founder and President of Caroline University and the Mercy Heart Foundation. She established her reputation in the Education space as the youngest female to own and run an Accredited International College in 2016.
Vera Osei-Bonsu is the founder and CEO of Start Right Infant Nutrition producers of infant cereals. She recently launched the 1st African Infant and Toddler Recipe Book. She also has a large network of mothers called the Start Right Infant and Child Nutrition Network.
Marie Val Hagan is the founder and CEO of the fashion and design company; Marie Val Hagan (MVH) , a brand that is known to represent style, quality and high standards. MVH was established and incorporated as a limited liability company that carries out a manufacturing of designs and production of fashion pieces for the trendy and sophisticated individual. MVH produces unisex apparel that is tailored and ready to wear. MVH is where style and tradition meet with class and timeless elegance.
Immaculata Larbi Ghanaian born designer, Immaculata Ewuresi Larbi is the brain behind the fashion label lifestyle Harmattan. Her label specializes in ready to wear pieces with her recent collection named African Enchantment infusing refreshing whites, calm blues, energy reds, bold grays and powerful blacks. Her work depicts Cultural strength, an African identity as well as the freedom to be simple but elegant. Urban trends from the gallery depict African and urban cultures as well as the selection of peculiar fabrics which date back to older years. Watch out for her cropped jackets, harem pants, pillow case dresses with embellished pockets, exquisite drapery and pleats as well as the use of sequins to 'haute' her apparel.
Victoria Naa Shika Quaye is the CEO of Naaviq Company Limited Naaviq Company Limited is a leading water engineering expert firm specialized in mineral water production and water treatment services with its primary aim to provide quality and affordable water for all purposes within the Ghanaian market in order to enhance healthy living while creating employment opportunities for individuals.
Vanessa Gyan is a tv/radio personality currently residing in Ghana. She is the founder and CEO of The Post Pregnancy Boujie Express. The Post Pregnancy Boujie Express is all about uplifting women during and after pregnancy. It's all about the woman fully taking control of her life while learning how to balance motherhood, family-life, career and self-care.
Rhoda Odoi is the CEO of HypeNet, a digital marketing firm which differentiates itself by offering a diversified portfolio of services such as Internet Advertising, Marketing, E -Business , E-Commerce Consulting And Search Engine Marketing to enable clients promote their businesses and brands to a large audience.
Priscilla Frimpong is the CEO of Cylabite, a catering company that specialises in providing healthy alternatives for everything we eat and drink. Cylabite caters for individuals, companies and social and corporate events. They also have a pick up shop where you can get healthy alternative snacks on the go.
Yvonne-Ohui-MacCarthy is the President of the Institute of Customer Service Professionals (ICSP). ICSP is an independent institute solely dedicated for training and providing customer services solutions and strategies for all industries and sectors. ICSP provides the practical customer service training and interpersonal skills needed in our daily interactions be it at work, school or in our relationships.These trainings are geared towards educating and enhancing the customer service attitudes of employees and students alike.
Caroline Pomeyie is the CEO and Co-founder of ProFish Ghana Limtied. She led her team to win the 2018 Kosmos Innovation Center Agritech Challenge with their flagship product, LOJAANOR. Lojaanor is technology-enabled supply chain platform that provides market access for local fish producers by enhanced (or effective) distribution of fresh wholesome fish to bulk buyers, retailers and consumers. The vision of Lojaanor is to become the largest fish distributor in Africa.
We have no doubt that there are a lot more amazing women entrepreneurs out there to watch in 2019. We will certainly be on the lookout for them. Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.