To celebrate the International Women’s Month, Facebook, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, announced the launch of a book, LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women.
Regional Director, Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila, described the book is a collection of beautiful inspired stories and life advice from 19 women breaking boundaries in the media, entertainment, politics, education, business and other fields.
“At Facebook, we know that African women are at the helm of shaping the future of our promising continent – they are change-makers, mothers and Chief Executive Officers.
“This book is a celebration of just some of the exceptional African women who, in their own right, are trail-blazers, motivating and inspiring people and advocating for good across Africa and the world. We’re excited about their individual stories, inspired by challenges they’ve endured and how they’ve risen above these, and importantly how they’ve turned these into important life lessons to help inspire others.”
LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women, which succeeds Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business launched in 2020, will be provided for free to a number of Facebook’s local training partners, including She Leads Africa, Fate Foundation, DigifyAfrica, Siyafunda, Smart Ecosystems for Women and cCHub.
More than 5,000 copies of the book have been printed, with distribution across 15 countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal and Kenya.
This March marks the third anniversary of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, an initiative designed to inspire, empower and train female entrepreneurs across the continent to build, grow and start their own businesses.
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