The director of the Techstars Dubai Accelerator, Vijay Tirathrai, shared the same sentiments with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. “The new wealth creators, for me, are entrepreneurs who are very conscious about finding solutions in the market place, but from a lens of having a social impact or having impacted the environment”. There are many successful women entrepreneur in Nigeria, however, here are top 5 Nigerians who made the Forbes Woman Africa New Wealth Creators 2019.
- Ngozi Adebiyi (44 years)– Ngozi became an entrepreneur after working in the human resources sector for over 13 years. The lack of innovative processes within the HR sector inspired her to provide an innovative service to companies through gaming and business simulations. In December 2012, she started OutsideIn HR, aimed at offering talent management services, consulting and coaching and training services to clients.
- Vivian Nwakah(36 years)– Founder and CEO of Medsaf. Five years ago, Vivian lost a friend who died as a result of taking fake medication as well as a lack of adequate healthcare services. Since then, Nwakah has dedicated her life to solving healthcare problems in Nigeria. Nwakah had seen a gap and wanted to be part of the solution. After three years of research and planning, she founded Medsaf in January 2017.
- Odunayo Eweniyi(26 years)- Odunayo is the co-founder and COO of piggybank.ng, an online saving platform. The company was founded in December 2015 and has over 180,000 current users.
- Nneka Mobisson– Co-founder and CEO, mDoc. In 2010, Nneka lost her father to a stroke because of a lack of doctors to help control his hypertension. For Mobisson, the tragedy exposed a gap in the healthcare system and she sought to change that. In 2016, she co-founded mDoc, he goal was to optimize the care experience of people living with chronic healthcare needs such as diabetes, respiratory system disease, HIV, asthma
- Jessica Anuna (27 years)– Jessica was also named by Management Today as one of their 35 Women Under 35 to watch, and the US embassy in London named her one of its global leaders. She turned her passion for fashion into an income stream through the e-commerce platform Klasha. Jessica started her company in 2017 with an investment of $120,000 from an international startup accelerator called TechStars Dubai. She worked for organizations like NET-A-PORTER, Amazon and Shopify Plus, which gave her an understanding of the world of e-commerce.
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