ECA launch the inaugural African Women Trading Globally initiative

The Export Council of Australia is delighted to welcome 26 women entrepreneurs participating in the inaugural African Women Trading Globally initiative. We were pleased to have Australian Ambassador in Harare, Ms Bronte Moules, join us to officially open the event.

List of 2021 African Women Trading Globally Participants

In alphabetical order
Participant Name
Company  Industry  Country  
Abena Amponsaa Asante Asare The Prim-Shop Food & beverage/ agriculture Ghana
Blanche Djetouan Kmarles Food & beverage/ agriculture Cote d’Ivoire
Brenda Brewer Brewer & Moore Produce Inc Food & beverage/ agriculture Liberia
Effie Kamwendo Ndamo enterprise Food & beverage/ agriculture Malawi
Evelyn Chima Chaje Investments Limited Food & beverage/ agriculture Malawi
Jane-Frances Ekeng Freshscents Food & beverage/ agriculture Nigeria
Joana Aba Kutubebi Dreamworld Studio (SkyDroners Digital) Commercial drone services Ghana
Karen Nyenga Industry Girls Network Entrepreneurship/ artisanal business Zimbabwe
Lydia Achel Buraan Prime Ventures Food & beverage/ agriculture Ghana
Mabel Seglah Zion farms and Groceries Food & beverage/ agriculture Ghana
Mabel Suglo Dignified Wear Company Ltd Fashion, accessories and homewares Ghana
Margret Kawalewale Agro-Input Suppliers Ltd Agriculture inputs Malawi
Mary Barton Odikwa Investments CC Geoscience consultancy and advisory Namibia
Mpontšeng Lydia Pama Letsoela VEL AgriHub Limited REG. Food & beverage/ agriculture Lesotho
Muchineripi Sisonke Harry Polka Dot Closet Fashion, accessories, and homewares Botswana
Naa Oyoe Sackey Alyfam Foods Food & beverage/ agriculture Ghana
Nardeen Mounir Arzaq Fashion, accessories, and homewares Egypt
Oluwaseun Sangoleye Baby Grubz Nigeria Food & beverage/ agriculture Nigeria
Preeah Ramkissoon Imiloa Fashion, accessories, and homewares Mauritius
Samrawit Tarekegn Shiferawu Mogzit In-home Care Technology services Ethiopia
Sanelisiswe Dube Lec Biotec Medical equipment Zimbabwe
Sara Aziz Hakim Morgan Safe Kids Egypt Psychosocial services in the field of child protection Egypt
Shalonee Gunness Shaco Consulting Marketing and Psychosocial services in the field of child protection design services Mauritius
Uma Vyapuri Techfindr Filiasan Company Limited Mauritius
Yvonne Marfoa Anokwa Filiasan Company Limited Food & beverage/ agriculture Ghana

The women represent a range of industries that span food and beverage, agriculture and inputs, fashion accessories and homewares, psychosocial services in the field of child protection, medical equipment and commercial business services and consultancy.

From June to September, the initiative will bring participants together for various training sessions focussed on trade topics, peer discussions and one-on-one coaching.
The sessions will facilitate a combination of peer-to-peer and theoretical learning, bringing in expert speakers from the Export Council of Australia, Facebook, UPS and Spruson & Ferguson.
The topics cover the fundamentals of export including market opportunity analysis, branding and e-commerce, intellectual property protection, border processes and logistics, and trade finance.
After these sessions, the initiative will culminate in a virtual trade mission which will bring together participants and key Australian business and industry stakeholders. The virtual trade mission will be an opportunity for all participants to develop their pitch, business storytelling, and Australian network.
If you would like to be involved in this initiative, including as a potential mentor, buyer, investor, or business partner, or to be connected with the entrepreneurs through the virtual trade mission, please contact Angela Wright.