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Melanie Hawken

Melanie Hawken

Founder & CEO, Lionesses of Africa

A Social Entrepreneur & Champion Of Africa's Women Entrepreneurs

Melanie Hawken is founder and CEO of Lionesses of Africa Public Benefit Corporation, the fastest growing community of women entrepreneurs on the African continent. This social entrepreneur is on a mission to positively impact 1 Million African women entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur most of her life, Melanie has over 35 years experience in media, publishing, and communications. She is now harnessing this expertise to grow a powerful network of women entrepreneurs committed to sharing, inspiring and connecting with one another for accelerated success. Melanie passionately believes it’s time to provide the support, the business tools and inspiration to ensure the next generation of women-led businesses in Africa can flourish and fulfill their potential. Born in England, but a global traveler all her life, Melanie splits her time between Africa, Europe and the United States. She holds an Honours Degree in History of Art from University of London.

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