Category Archives: Women Business

A Quick Glance At The African Princess: Isabel dos Santos

They say a country’s economy depends on how empowered her women are. The 20th and 21st centuries have witnessed the rise and change in women’s roles all across the world. Now more than ever, women compete healthily with their male counterparts in education, innovation, employment, and even entrepreneurship. We could attribute these changes to the pioneers who saw the need to fight for gender equality and made tangible changes that younger women can enjoy.

Isabel dos Santos is one such lady. She hails from Angola, a country that still struggles to accommodate women in building the economy and utilizing its resources. Isabel, however, went against all notions and fought tirelessly to build an empire with her name on it despite facing male competition.

Coming from a stable background, Isabel dos Santos was lucky to receive a decent education that paved the way for her to create her own world. She has been of immense help in creating opportunities for other fellow women who aspire to become more than what the society outlines for women. Through her businesses and companies, Isabel ensures that many Angolans get employment, which in turn empowers their lives.

After graduating from college, Isabel dos Santos promised herself that she would become a household name. So she ventured into the hospitality industry and later veered off into transportation. At the time, the telecommunications industry, another male-dominated industry had picked up. She decided to go bold and gamble on this new concept that had begun to pick. And so, UNITEL was born with Isabel dos Santos as co-founder. She led the company into prosperity, currently branded as one of the largest companies in Angola.

Isabel’s dedication, tenacity, and success have been essential in motivating other women into business and leadership. Her abilities to overcome the negative notions has been recognized worldwide. She joins other influential names such as Oprah Winfrey in the Forbes’ list of wealthy women.

So, what’s Isabel dos Santos’ secret? The African princess believes that lack of information and skills is the main reason why the youth and women continue to strain in impoverished states. Her initiatives are geared at improving these undermined conditions.

We are looking forward to seeing how she maintains her status.

A nova vida de Isabel dos Santos na Unitel

Desiree Perez – a Resilient Woman Who Has Overcome All Barriers and Made It in the Music Business

Desiree Perez

Billboard is an American brand that specializes in the publishing of entertainment pieces like news, video and magazines. The brand is popular for the Billboard 100 music chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. The two charts track the most popular songs and albums across the globe respectively. Billboard also publishes numerous listicles that recognize the most influential executives and artists in the music industry. One of the listicles is the Billboard Power 100.

The 2019 Billboard Power 100 list featured Desiree Perez, Roc Nation’s Chief Operations Officer, Shawn Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z, and Roc Nation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jay Brown in the 41st spot. This was after the success of Jay-Z’s tour for his 4:44 album. The tour brought in over $45 million in gross income. The album’s success also made him the first artist in over 10 years to appear twice on Billboard’s year-end Top 25 Tour charts. This success is highly attributed to the incredible work done by Desiree Perez and her team of top executives.

Desiree Perez is a phenomenal woman who has worked hard over the years to make a name for herself in the music industry specifically the business side of it. Desiree has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and produced great results. A good example is when Rihanna, a popular and award-winning artist based in the United States of America, went on tour after the release of her album “Anti.” Desiree Perez was able to negotiate a huge collaboration deal between Rihanna’s album and Samsung. Her incredible track record, skills and vast knowledge have enabled her to rise to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation. Even at Roc Nation, Desiree Perez has always brought her A-game to the negotiating table and this has reaped tremendous results.

Desiree Perez

Doe Deere: Never A Dull Color

The life of Doe Deere is a story about achieving the American Dream in the world of fashion. When Doe, her mother, and her sister packed up their lives in Russia to move to the United States, they had a lot of hope for the future. The family setting in New York City and quickly realized that things were not going to be as easy as they had hoped they would be. While Doe Deere thought about giving up and the family even considered moving to Russia, she continued to pursue her dreams of becoming an important name in fashion. This is how her makeup company, Lime Crime, was first created.

While living in an apartment with her boyfriend in New York, Doe Deere began creating bold pieces of fashion from clothing that had been repurposed and redesigned. She began to develop a following on social media for not just her fashion, but also her makeup. It was then that she decided to venture into selling makeup alongside side her repurposed creations. The began and cruelty-free makeup brand Lime Crime was then born and quickly became known for the bright colors that were offered. Lime Crime became a big name in makeup and Doe Deere was excited to see all of the success that she achieved. Recently, she decided that it was time to move on from makeup and she was able to spend more time on Poppy Angeloff, her jewelry brand.

Poppy Angeloff is inspired by Victorian designs but it bright and colorful like everything else Doe Deere has become known for. She spent several months learning about different aspects of jewelry design over the years and how jewelry is made. While her designs have modern influence, she has determined that she is inspired by designs from the Victorian era above all else. Above all, Doe Deere has always considered herself an artist and designer. This jewelry line is allowing her to bring her art to a new medium and is part of the evolution that she is going through as an artist. Above all, Doe Deere will always be bold.

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