How African & Caribbean women entrepreneurs can grow their businesses regionally & internationally
How to expand your business throughout Africa, the Caribbean and beyond
This free guide explores the tools, practices, mindsets and resources Caribbean & African women have used to grow businesses beyond the borders of the countries in which they reside.
Featuring Leading African & Caribbean Women in Business
Founder of Nigerians Travel Too, a premier travel agency in Nigeria that is breaking down barriers preventing Nigerians from traveling.
Owner of Jnane Tamsna, a 24-room boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, that has five swimming pools and a clay surface tennis court.
Strategic Partnerships Director at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, South Africa, a serial entrepreneur, public speaker and consultant.
Founder of Away to Africa, a travel company that provides small group tours and experiences throughout 12 countries in Africa.
CEO of the Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, the largest business accelerator in the Caribbean, based in Jamaica.
Fashion designer in Trinidad, whose namesake label, Meiling, is available in the Caribbean, USA, Europe and South America.
Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar
Trinidadian founder and CEO of Alphastute, a UK-based coaching business that serves clients across the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Co-founder and CEO of Honey Bun Limited, a 35-year-old wholesale bakery based in Jamaica that exports to the UK, USA and wider Caribbean.
8 Tips for Scaling Women-Owned African & Caribbean Businesses Beyond Borders
for Regional & Global Expansion
Know yourself & your niche.
Connect & Collaborate
Embrace Gender & Culture
Maintain Global Awareness
Leverage Social Media
Be Open-Minded in Partnerships
Have Fun, Always!
“The world is yours. Do not limit yourself to just the island and the people around it. There’s so much opportunity for you in the world once you start to look outside our shores. Don’t be afraid to explore.”
— Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar
Many of the trailblazing African & Caribbean women we feature face immense challenges when trying to expand their businesses beyond the borders of the countries in which they reside.
Despite their successes, they are unable to navigate unreliable postal and shipping systems, lagging technology and limited access to finance.
However, some women have managed to break through these longstanding barriers of entry…
This guide presents some of the methods, mindsets and tools they used to do it!