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Mungai tells How we made it in Africa the salon was supposed to be a “side business” as she worked her way out of the corporate world and into self-employment.

Mungai tells How we made it in Africa the salon was supposed to be a “side business” as she worked her way out of the corporate world and into self-employment.

Rehmat Sumra teamed up with her husband last year to start Aayat Enterprises, a construction company in which she is the head of operations. This year the 27-year-old was recognised as one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Women’. Sumra says having lots of confidence has been handy in her career, especially when handling people suspicious of women doing what they consider ‘men’s work’.

Rehmat Sumra teamed up with her husband last year to start Aayat Enterprises, a construction company in which she is the head of operations. This year the 27-year-old was recognised as one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Women’. Sumra says having lots of confidence has been handy in her career, especially when handling people suspicious of women doing what they consider ‘men’s work’.

Today, Africa is growing economically like no other continent in the world. The average return on equity for investors in Africa is 35-55 percent, compared with 5-7 percent in the US and Europe. Africa’s investment boom is on a sustainable path, according to Pan African chief economist Iraj Abedian.

Today, Africa is growing economically like no other continent in the world. The average return on equity for investors in Africa is 35-55 percent, compared with 5-7 percent in the US and Europe. Africa’s investment boom is on a sustainable path, according to Pan African chief economist Iraj Abedian.

Learn how fashion and luxury companies work and understand their brands, products, retail, and communication strategies. Travel through business models, international development, and product categories with industry influent experts.

Learn how fashion and luxury companies work and understand their brands, products, retail, and communication strategies. Travel through business models, international development, and product categories with industry influent experts.

Technology is one of the top sectors of choice for African women when it comes to setting up startups, according to a new survey conducted with the She Leads Africa participants.

Technology is one of the top sectors of choice for African women when it comes to setting up startups, according to a new survey conducted with the She Leads Africa participants.

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.

Of course this year’s Africa Fashion Week New York will be dominated as usual by alluring fashion designs, embroidered by glitzy settings and choreographed by modish models elegantly strutting runways to the oohs and ahhs of fashionistas. But that won’t be all for which this annual showpiece event will be remarked.

Of course this year’s Africa Fashion Week New York will be dominated as usual by alluring fashion designs, embroidered by glitzy settings and choreographed by modish models elegantly strutting runways to the oohs and ahhs of fashionistas. But that won’t be all for which this annual showpiece event will be remarked.