Women are becoming more empowered throughout the world and this is especially true in Africa where the richest women on the continent, Isabel dos Santos, is working to help other women achieve their goals of financial stability and economic empowerment. While women everywhere are proving that they have what it takes to make it big in the worlds of politics and business, there is still a great deal of stigma placed on women in the workplace in Africa (Businesswire).
While this may be a problem, Isabel dos Santos notes that the entrepreneurial spirit of the many women in Africa has helped them to be able to overcome these stigmas. It may take years for women to truly achieve the equality that they are seeking, but the seeds are being planted today.While there are some people who are not happy about the fact that change may not happen immediately, Isabel dos Santos believes that the world must be patient in order to create lasting change.
There are many efforts and initiatives being led throughout Africa in order to help empower the women throughout the continent take control of their financial futures. Because of this, women are becoming more financially stable and able to support themselves and their families. By creating new jobs and helping women acquire the education that could help their careers, women are influencing the economy in their own countries and throughout the rest of the world. By actively participating in their economy, they are helping ensure that their opinions and needs are better heard.
While Isabel dos Santos is the daughter of the President of Angola, she earned most of her wealth on her own. Through a series of smart investments and earnings from leadership roles in business, she was able to become the earn the status of one of the richest people in Africa. As a child, she was raised knowing that women could accomplish just as much as men and did not realize sexism in the workplace was an issue until she entered it herself. While she may have faced discrimination and attempts to invalidate her, she stood strong.
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