The Entrepreneurs Spurring Africa’s Rise

Many African nations face grave challenges, including widespread poverty and unemployment. But the continent is also home to many of the fastest-growing economies in the world and entrepreneurs who are spurring Africa’s growth in unique and dynamic ways, write Katherine Klein, Wharton management professor and vice dean for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and Nick Ashburn, the Initiative’s director of emerging markets. Klein and Ashburn recently joined Knowledge@Wharton at the African Leadership Network’s 2015 annual gathering where they interviewed 18 entrepreneurs and executives who are leading, launching, scaling and supporting businesses across the continent. Click HERE for more including a session with Wendy Luhabe on How Economic Activism Can Empower the African Woman (page 22). For further info please click HERE.

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