Renew Capital, an Africa-focused impact investment firm, is launching The እሷ! (Isua) Network a community of women business owners and executives, dedicated to driving business growth and building market leaders in their respective industries.
“The እሷ! Network that aims to empower women entrepreneurs is part of Global Affairs Canada and Renew Capital’s continued commitment to supporting the growth and development of a vibrant private sector ecosystem in Ethiopia
The launch event, which will be held tomorrow, March 29, 2023, at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, will feature keynote speaker Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, a serial entrepreneur and a global speaker with expertise in digital transformation and marketing. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 most inspiring women in Africa by Global Digital Women. The event will also feature Menna Selamu, co-founder of Flipper International School and recognized as a Women of Excellence by the Association of Women in Boldness. She will share her experiences and insights on building successful businesses in Ethiopia.
The event provides an opportunity for attendees to network with entrepreneurs, peers, and development partners. As a member of the entrepreneurial support ecosystem, the እሷ! Network believes that participants will find value in the community. Women business owners and executives who are interested in joining the network can apply on the እሷ! Network website.
Renew Capital, which supports innovative companies with high growth potential, has a presence in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Some of the Renew Investments in Ethiopia include Deliver Addis, a pioneer food delivery and logistics startup, Desta Plc, a textile and apparel manufacturer, and Mama Fresh Injera, a commercial manufacturer and exporter of fresh-baked injera.