How Isabel dos Santos on How Africa Can Utilize Technology to Be Empowered Economically

While it’s not the only measure of success, the uniqueness of being one of the world’s billionaires can be claimed by a small number of individuals. At last count, the exact number of approximately 2,000. Being a varied group in the world’s wealthiest people, it’s also limited with some respect to a particular kind of diversity. One person that’s highly respected in the African continent for having made it to the list of the wealthiest billionaires is Isabel dos Santos. She hails from Angola and is the first daughter of Jose dos Santos, who served as the president of the state from 1979 to 2017. In a report by Forbes, Isabel dos Santos is one of Africa’s wealthiest women. In fact, she is the richest of them all. The report also indicates that she amassed her wealth from companies she invested in after serving in them for more than five years.

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De Angola para o Mundo 🇦🇴🌍Não podia ser mais verdade mesmo… Nossa Luandina, nascida no Bom Jesus, percorreu dois continentes e é agora reconhecida internacionalmente: produto de alta qualidade. Esta é a confirmação de algo que sempre defendi e passei às minhas equipas: o que produzimos em Angola é top, de qualidade mundial. Temos de atingir os padrões que o nosso país merece. Na Sodiba conseguimos. Aqui está o nosso Gold Award, um prémio da Luandina para todos os angolanos. Bem hajam 🙏🏾 #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #Sodiba #Work #Success #Angola #Luandina #SuperBrands #proudlyangolan #madeinAngola #GoldAward #MondeSelection From Angola to the World 🇦🇴🌍 It could not be more true… Our Luandina, born in Bom Jesus, has crossed two continents and is now internationally recognized: a high-quality product. This is the confirmation of something that I’ve always defended and passed on to my teams: what we produce in Angola is top world quality. We have to meet the standards our country deserves. At Sodiba we did it. Here is our Gold Award, an award for all Angolans. Thank you all 🙏🏾

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Isabel is also the 9th wealthiest individual in the continent. As she will often tell young girls and emerging business professionals from various parts of the world, becoming successful hasn’t been easy for her. It took tremendous hard work coupled with resilience, particularly in a world that’s dominated by men. Isabel dos Santos made her wealth and fortunes by investing in media, retail, finance, telecommunications, and energy sectors. She is well aware of what it takes for someone to be successful in business and entrepreneurship.

Isabel dos Santos will also tell you how stigma has been affecting the success possibilities of various individuals residing in Africa. She holds that women in different sectors have been marginalized simply for being females. All too often, they are defined as the weaker version of humans. She understands that it’s vital to empower such individuals especially when it comes to ensuring that they have access to viable resources to support the growth as well as the development of their business. Besides, on many occasions, at her request for an assistant, a man has been sent to take up the job. She understands that for women in Africa to economically impact the world, they should be supported by others who have been in the same position in the past. To help these individuals, Isabel dos Santos has been engaging in various mentoring sessions with youthful African women. She mostly initiates these sessions in Angola, her home country.

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