Isabel dos Santos, known as the richest woman in Africa, lives by the motto, “First the seed, then the future.” And when it comes to “seeds”, she wants women around the world to know they are the seeds that will become the future of the business workforce. Her encouragement doesn’t always happen on a large stage. When Isabel supports women in business, she doesn’t let the size of her audience impact the message she shares.
Often, these talks take place in small classrooms, where dos Santos encourages women to be pioneers in the coming technological revolution. But you’ll also find her on many of the most prestigious stages, where her message is sought out by the likes of the University of Warwick, Yale, and the United Nations. Dos Santos recognizes the future of business, and how commerce will change with advances technology (Behance).
She acknowledges that planting the seeds in women of pursuing work in business technology has a clear path to success in the workforce. Women have the power to change society beginning from education within their own families. Consistent, sustained growth is the key to driving Africa’s women forward in the business world. Isabel dos Santos tries ensuring the women of Africa have equal access to education, training, and job opportunities as their male counterparts also plays a role in the success of women moving forward. To do this, she has committed herself to “planting seeds” around Africa.
By improving local communities and providing opportunities to those who previously were less fortunate, dos Santos is creating wealth for those small communities to begin investing in themselves. Her charity and philanthropy are already evident in the communities she has touched. Isabel dos Santos’s Facebook and Instagram pages share the seeds she is helping plant and tells the stories of the many African people who have taken part of her plan.
Keep on reading about Dos Santos´philanthropic projects at https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/12/21/marketplace-africa-isabel-dos-santos-africas-richest-woman-a.cnn