About QueenMakers

QueenMakers, pursues proactive strategies to develop and empower women and girls to take on leadership roles in their communities through; training, mentoring, capacity building and coaching. The founders believe that the full and active participation of women in economic activities and decision making is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Sub Saharan Africa. They also firmly believe that an investment in women’s leadership training, mentoring, and capacity building and coaching will result in a world that is a better place for all.


Our aim is to provide a platform for the formalization and growth of the women in these sectors. As such, we have identified key areas where we believe women need support:

  • Soft Skills Training and Development
  • Business Incubation
  • Coaching and Mentoring


We occasionally engage in community empowerment projects, Girl Child empowerment in high school and Queen Makers breakfasts. “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali



As it stands Entrepreneurship will be the broad based driver of economic growth for Africa with the potential to create jobs for the more than 200 million young Africans between ages 15 and 24. However, whilst Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), the typical business profile is a consumer-oriented, one-woman enterprise with no employees and low expectations for future growth There are numerous NGO and skill building programs focused on micro and small businesses, but limited attention has been paid to investing in high growth female entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to create large enterprises. It is these women who have the power to become global leaders and effect change on a mass scale.

These Female Entrepreneurs face 4 key barriers to full participation in Africa’s Growth story:

  • Unequal access to education
  • Limited access to financing
  • Constraining cultural stereotypes
  • Limited opportunities to develop useful networks

An Open Platform

We welcome professional women, entrepreneurs and business women in private sector, public sector, small and medium sized enterprises, industry experts and business leaders to come together to learn, share experiences and expand their network of trusted contacts. We aim is to provide a platform for the formalization and growth of the women in these sectors.

How We Do It

  • Soft Skills Training & Development
  • Business Incubation
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Networking

We have a number of programs aimed at addressing each of the above which run in a breakfast  seminar format on a bimonthly basis. We have a panel of experts to cover the following areas:

  • Banking and Micro-financing
  • Tax Procedures
  • Social Enterprise
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Franchising Business Models
  • ICT
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Private equity / venture capital
  • Stock Market Investments
  • Tendering
  • Human Resource Development
  • Career Management
  • Personal Development