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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

10 Global Black Women To Watch In 2012

Entrepreneurial Sisters beyond the Fashion and Music world are on the rise in Africa

 "THE TECHIE: JULIANA ROTICH A Kenyan-born tech entrepreneur, blogger and environmental activist, Rotich founded, a crowdsourcing Website that compiles and organizes worldwide information on crisis areas, and collates it into live, online maps. The site's technology was used to target and remedy violence during the 2007-2008 Kenyan presidential election, and has been adapted for disaster situations in Congo, Haiti, and Chile. She's also served as environmental editor of Global Voices, an international Web community of bloggers that report on worldwide issues." - Black Enterprise

"THE INNOVATOR: BIRAME SOCK This inventive scholar has been an entrepreneur since the days of her youth in Senegal. She's had several enterprising ventures, including a music app business, and now serves as CEO of Third Solutions, an eco-friendly tech and marketing company. Its flagship product is MyReciepts, a service that allows consumers to receive and track receipts online, access info about purchases and create customized reports, all while cutting down on paper waste." - Black Enterprise

10 Global Black Women To Watch In 2012