42. How Social Entrepreneur Edith Njage is Building Her Business in Kenya and Aiming to Create 100,000 Jobs

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Edith Njage, CEO and co-founder of Arielle for Africa. Edith is a serial social entrepreneur aiming to create 100,000 jobs by 2030 through Arielle for Africa’s programming. How exactly is she doing it? She’s providing entrepreneurs in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda with the education, … Continue reading 42. How Social Entrepreneur Edith Njage is Building Her Business in Kenya and Aiming to Create 100,000 Jobs

41. How I Helped Build Zambia’s First Innovation Hub – Lukonga Lindunda, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bongo Hive

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interview Lukonga Lindunda, co-founder and Executive Director of Bongo Hive, an award-winning innovation hub in my hometown Lusaka, Zambia.  Bongo Hive is changing the landscape of innovation in the region and it was so wonderful getting to know Lukonga better, learning more about the tech/innovation economy in … Continue reading 41. How I Helped Build Zambia’s First Innovation Hub – Lukonga Lindunda, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bongo Hive

40. Yard and Parish Co-Founders on Building A Home For Melanin-focused, Independent Brands of the African Diaspora

For today’s episode, tune in to hear from the founders of the new home to the most innovative, melanin-focused, independent brands of the African Diaspora. Yard and Parish features a collective of affordable luxury online providing access to items that champion a natural, conscious, and colourful lifestyle. Co-founders Alesha and Samantha’s time studying and working in the … Continue reading 40. Yard and Parish Co-Founders on Building A Home For Melanin-focused, Independent Brands of the African Diaspora

38. BomaLink Founder Shola Salako on Building A Global Business and Professional Networking Platform

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shola Salako, Founder and CEO of BomaLink, a global business community and professional networking platform and service that connects members with African opportunities in Africa.   Shola was born in the US and spent his formative years in Nigeria. After returning to the US for college, he developed an … Continue reading 38. BomaLink Founder Shola Salako on Building A Global Business and Professional Networking Platform

37. Amaka Uchegbu on The Future of Work in Black America, Working at McKinsey and Company and Embracing Her British-Nigerian Identity

Amaka Uchegbu was born in Enugu, Nigeria and grew up in Sheffield, England. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Yale, she landed her first full-time role at McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst. While at McKinsey, Amaka co-wrote a compelling report on the “Future of Work in Black America.” Research shows that automation trends … Continue reading 37. Amaka Uchegbu on The Future of Work in Black America, Working at McKinsey and Company and Embracing Her British-Nigerian Identity

36. Asafu Thomas on Building A Platform Connecting the African Diaspora Through Tech and Working with Tech Talent on the Continent

Thanks for tuning in to episode 36 of the show! Asafu is the founder and CEO of Naya Labs, a cutting-edge software development company that leverages top developers across the African continent, to build web/mobile applications for startups in the US. Outside of Naya Labs, he’s part of a team creating Built in Africa, a platform connecting … Continue reading 36. Asafu Thomas on Building A Platform Connecting the African Diaspora Through Tech and Working with Tech Talent on the Continent

35. BlkPod Collective Founder & Creative Director Ona Oghogho on Podcasting, Representation and Disrupting the Status Quo

Blk Pod Collective was created to fill the void of adequate representation for African-Americans within the podcast industry. We provide support, visibility, and educational resources to ensure that our community has the tools needed to start, grow and sustain their platforms.  Ona Oghogho is the Founder & Creative Director of Blk Pod Collective (BPC). Ona’s … Continue reading 35. BlkPod Collective Founder & Creative Director Ona Oghogho on Podcasting, Representation and Disrupting the Status Quo

34. Boddle Learning Co-Founders Edna Martinson and Clarence Tan on Building an Ed Tech Platform

Happy Sunday Dear Diaspora fam! Thanks for tuning in to episode 34 of the show. This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Edna Martinson and Clarence Tan, co-founders of Boddle Learning, an ed-tech platform with an adaptive learning algorithm that delivers just right questions to each student. Boddle identifies and addresses gaps to help kids … Continue reading 34. Boddle Learning Co-Founders Edna Martinson and Clarence Tan on Building an Ed Tech Platform

33. Sistahbiz Global Network Founder Makisha Boothe on Launching the Nation’s First Small Business Loan Fund for Black Women Entrepreneurs

For today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Makisha Boothe, Founder and Head Business Coach of Sistahbiz Global Network. Sistahbiz Global Network is business accelerator for Black women entrepreneurs. Makisha is also principal of Pivot Innovation Solutions, a strategic facilitation and planning agency in Denver, Colorado. Recently, Sistahbiz launched of the nation's first small … Continue reading 33. Sistahbiz Global Network Founder Makisha Boothe on Launching the Nation’s First Small Business Loan Fund for Black Women Entrepreneurs