Countries that expand opportunities for women and girls in education and work achieve greater prosperity and social development, writes Chichi Maponya, chair of Brand South Africa, on International Women's day.
Too often, the stories of Africa are shrouded in pain and suffering. Sibahle, which means "we are beautiful", is trying to change that by tackling negative stereotypes and creating a different picture.
Business Connexion's team prides itself by making the impossible possible through technology. This year they have achieved a top accolade by being crowned the leader in the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
Businesswoman, inspirational speaker, coach and image consultant Pontsho Manzi has a cause close to her heart: women empowerment, female unity and the forging of an authentic sisterhood that encompasses confidence, self-esteem and mutual upliftment without competition or envy.
Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.
From making documentaries about Africa to touring the world and interviewing global leaders, encouraging education for girls and starting on writing a book, Zuriel Oduwole has done a lot. But here's the catch – she is only 12 years old.