A successful businesswoman Isabel dos Santos is walking in the path leading towards social justice nd equality in not only Angola, but also Africa and the whole world. The Africa’s richest woman has always used her position of influence to fight for the plight of the underprivileged. She is the daughter of Angola’s former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos who ruled the country for about 38 years.
Isabel dos Santos established herself as a successful entrepreneur with capabilities to lead big companies in a range of industries. She has been at the helm of companies in the construction, telecommunications, finance, and more. At some point, she lived in England and while at England, she got the global exposure to lead global companies. Isabel dos Santos attended Cobham Hall, a boarding school in Kent. She went to King’s College in London where she pursued electrical engineering. Isabel has made many public appearances including the appearance at the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development at Yale University where she highlighted the work she is doing to improve the conditions of underprivileged in her community. She talks to the youth about the power of entrepreneurship.
Isabel dos Santos encourages women to take advantage of opportunities brought about by technology and artificial intelligence to advance themselves. She refers to the recent technological advancement to as digitization. She is working to increase the presence of Africa in the international economy through encouraging innovations in technology.
At the University of Warwick, she was featured talking to a young woman that it was not enough for her to have a goal, she needed a series subgoals that would take her to the goal. She was the chairlady of a state-owned company called Sonangol. According to Forbes, she is the 9th wealthiest billionaire in Africa 2018.
Isabel has become a beacon of hope for young businesswomen in African countries. She endured sexism and beat odds in a male-dominated business world to become one of the richest women in the world. Isabel dos Santos rose above all challenges and today, she is giving back to the community through various philanthropic engagements including the establishment of a strawberry field in Humpata in a support of “planting the seed” campaign.
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