Despite the fact that Isabel dos Santos is one of the richest people in the world and the top richest woman in Africa, she states that she still feels as if she faces a fair degree of discrimination in her career. Even in the executive roles that she has played throughout her career, she has found that her opinion is questioned due to her gender. Instead of backing down, she began to assert herself more become more creative in the way that she used her experience, skills, and value as a successful professional. She states that this something that many women in different parts of the world have to deal with and many times they are not able to focus their energy on what they are supposed to be doing because they are busy unfairly having to prove themselves.
Isabel dos Santos wants the business world and entrepreneurship to change for women in Africa. She states that there are already a lot of changes happening as the opinions towards women in the workplace are starting to become more open, but there is still a lot of progress that the world has to work for. Isabel dos says she wants women to understand that the changes that they are fighting for will take a process to achieve, but it is something that must be done. While views may be changing in different countries around the world, change needs to happen on a global level due to the international nature of business.
While there may be a lot of hardships that women face when it comes to the business world of Africa, Isabel dos Santos believes that it is still possible for them to achieve success. Some of the areas in which she believes that women in her home country of Angola can find a good amount of opportunity are minerals, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. In particular, Isabel dos Santos believes that agriculture is one of the most promising markets in Angola. In addition, more Africans are finding themselves with disposable income that allows them to travel and stay at hotels an lodges throughout the countryside. Click here.
As leaders, the way we develop #talent within our organisations says a lot about the things we feel are most important, both in society and in the corporate world. For me, its by creating businesses opportunities that we make the most of local our talent#Angola #Entrepreneurship pic.twitter.com/MrjABQt71w
— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) July 4, 2019