According to Forbes.com, Isabel dos Santos is the most richest woman in Africa. She is the eldest daughter of former Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Seen as her father’s favorite, she held different parastatal positions during her father’s tenure. Jose Eduardo is the longest-serving president of Angola. He exited politics in 2017 but is still influential. Numerous reports attest that Jose is still a significant stakeholder in how the government of Angola runs its activities. Over the years of his rule, he managed to guide Angola through uncertain political and economic unrest successfully. He is famously known for establishing a firm mining industry in the country.
About Isabel dos Santos is a certified electrical engineer who graduated from King’s College in London. She met her to-be husband, Sindika Dokolo, a Congolese when she was studying there. Together, they have been blessed with three children. Isabel is based in Luanda, Angola, but has several businesses running in Portugal and France. She is particularly interested in media, telecommunications, energy, and finance industry. Isabel dos Santos has built her several enterprises from small startups to being household names in their respective industries. As such, she has gained vast experience from the different capacities that she has served in various fields.
Back in Angola, Isabel is a shareholder of Angola’s biggest cement company, Nova Cimangola. She has brought insightful leadership of the board of the company, and together, they have implemented unique ideas to enhance the construction industry of Angola. She is also the main shareholder of ZON Multimedia, a telecommunications company that has a deep interest in providing better and efficient communication. Isabel dos Santos is the perfect example of what women in power can do. She has played a massive role in women empowerment programs all over the world. Most women look up to her as a source of motivation. In 2015, she was named among 100 most influential women in the world. Isabel has used her position to impart knowledge and skills to anyone ready and willing to learn. She is gifted with her exemplary entrepreneurship techniques that should be emulated by every businessperson.
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Talvez por ser mulher e angolana me sinta tão próxima desta causa, mas a verdade é que a cada dia que passa admiro mais as nossas mulheres 👩🏾🦱 Admiro a nossa força de vontade e determinação. Como conseguimos ultrapassar sempre as dificuldades, como somos o pilar da família e recebemos de braços abertos toda a comunidade. Mulher angolana é tudo isso. É força, é garra, beleza e inspiração 💪🏾 Somos um motor muito importante para o desenvolvimento na nossa sociedade. Todas as mulheres devem ser reconhecidas pelo seu papel, pelo muito que contribuem e pelas vidas que tocam… #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #mulheres #WomenEmpowerment #Angola #genderequality Perhaps because I am a woman and Angolan, I feel so close to this cause, but the truth is that every day I admire more our women 👩🏾🦱 I admire our willpower and determination. How we can overcome difficulties; as we are the pillar of the family and always welcome the whole community with open arms. Angolan women are all that. We are strength, beauty and inspiration 💪🏾 We are a very important vector for development in our society. All women should be recognized for their role, for their contribution and for the lives they touch…