Women are under-represented in management and leadership roles across all industries in Africa.
Investing in women has a multiplier effect since women invest 90% of their income back into their families & communities.
One of the largest employers of women around the world – the fashion and apparel industry -- is poised for rapid expansion in Africa. But industry leaders cite a lack of skilled workers as a major challenge and currently few women in Africa have access to the specialized education needed to advance their skill sets and prepare for leading roles in fashion design, production and management. Through a new special investment, lemlem Foundation is developing a training program to help women fashion entrepreneurs develop skills to succeed in the African fashion industry.