Isabel dos Santos, an Angolan entrepreneur, is one of the richest women in Africa. As per 2019, her net worth was $2.4B according to Forbes. She has shares in various Portuguese companies including cable TV firm Nos SGPS and telecom. Isabel dos Santos has vast experience in economic development, infrastructure creation, and implementation of technologies. Her work has created more than 50,000 employment opportunities in Angola.
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The businesswoman has showcased interest in various industries during her career including finance, energy, entertainment, and construction. She has held managerial positions in retail organizations, banks, and entertainment establishments. Her career experience has immensely contributed to her understanding of the world’s economy and to help identify economic opportunities to help countries fight poverty. Isabel dos Santos has dedicated her time and monetary support in various development projects to promote entrepreneurship and encourage grassroots economic growth. She has engaged in video production and other media to highlight the efforts of upcoming African Entrepreneurs and their contribution to the economy at large.
Isabel is a public speaker. She has appeared in various forums including the ECR Africa Summit in the European Parliament, Brussels. She addressed the importance of Africa’s digital infrastructure development. She believes that easy internet access in Africa will promote Africa’s well being and allow them to compete in an international economy.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Isabel dos Santos attended girls boarding school located in Kent, Cobham Hall. She attended London’s King’s College where she studied electrical engineering. It is then that she met Sindika Dokolo, her husband, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She returned to Angola in the early 90s and joined her father, where she started to work for Urbana 2000 as a project manager. She then started a trucking business, paving her way into telecoms. She opened the Miami Beach Club in 1997, which is one of the very first beach restaurant and night club on Luanda Island. For over 20 years in her career, Isabel dos Santos has expanded her interests creating holdings in Angola and abroad especially Portugal.
Residing in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Deirdre Baggot is an incredibly accomplished female leader in both the business and medical fields having masterfully found a way to blend those two areas of expertise. Dr. Baggot has been prominently featured on multiple National Public Radio shows in her constant endeavor to educate the public about the complexities of healthcare related expenses. She has earned multiple degrees, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing before also pursing an MBA and even a PhD in Philosophy.
Deirdre Baggot launched her now illustrious career in 1997 when she began working as both a staff nurse and a resource coordinator at Northwest Memorial Hospital. From the time she entered the workforce, Ms. Baggot has always found creative ways to intermingle her passion for health care and her passion for business. She also worked her way into the role of manager of the hospital administration group where she spent six years implementing changes and policies that are still in effect today. See more on everybodywiki.com
After a relatively short stint at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbour, Michigan where she served as a business analyst for UM Health Systems, Baggot moved to Denver to work as a senior administrator with the Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Denver, Colorado. There she was responsible for more than 450 employees and again implemented several new policies and procedures.
Today, Dr. Baggot had parlayed her success as Senior VP with GE Healthcare Partners into widespread respect through both the business and the medical fields. She has received a great deal of credit for her work creating a new payment consulting organization, and now continues to look for ways to solve vast payment issues within the healthcare industry. Deirdre Baggot is consistently discovering and implementing new ways to solve the myriad of financial issues that often arise in the medical field.
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Whitney Wolfe has had a busy few years when it comes to her life and business. As the creator of Bumble, she has seen success in droves and has also experienced her fair share of trials as she has gone through the process of creating the billion-dollar-business that is Bumble. Originally simply a dating app, the company has made additions to their repertoire of services, including networking to find suitable employees or employer, long lost friends, and within the coming year, Bumble will also break into the skincare market. Read this article at vogue.com to know more about Wolfe.
As a former Tinder Employee, Whitney Wolfe is familiar with what typically goes on within dating apps, which is why she chose to make Bumble a bit different than all of the others. On Bumble, women are responsible for “making the first move,” rather than waiting for a man to do so. For Whitney Wolfe, this is all part of her intent to empower women, who so often lack that from other places in society. In keeping with this sentiment, her headquarter in Austin, Texas is staffed by an entirely female staff, who are afforded many luxuries not seen in other business establishments.
Recently, Bumble went through a big change at their headquarters contrary to the success they are experiencing with their app. Following the Parkland Shooting, Whitney Wolfe chose to ban guns in any of Bumble’s user’s profile pictures, which took a turn for the worst when this action was met with threats against the company and Whitney herself. Making the decision t enstate full-time security at within her office, she also found herself needing a security detail fo anywhere she went outside of the office. Seeing as Whitney Wolfe works so diligently to provide a safe workplace for women, the threats the company received coupled with the fact that those threats were of the sexual nature has made her more determined than ever to make the world a safe place for women, speak out for their rights, and do what she can to provide her clients and employees with the same.
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