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Lessons learned from women and girls in business

Rwanda emerges as a beacon of progress and empowerment, especially in the realm of business led by women. The country’s economic landscape has been significantly transformed by the tenacity, creativity, and leadership of Rwandan women.

Their journeys offer invaluable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs globally.

Yvette Murekasibe, has a small pottery business. Starting from humble beginnings, Yvette transformed her small talent into a small business that does business daily. Her journey teaches us the importance of resilience.

“In business, you will face challenges, but it’s your resilience that determines your success,” she shares. Yvette’s innovative approach to pottery, incorporating modern designs, underscores the lesson that innovation is not just a tool but a mindset essential for business growth.

Lydie Mutesi, is a freelance art teacher, her journey, exemplifies the power of education and continuous learning. Mutesi;s venture into art was driven by her passion for education and her belief in its transformative power.

She wanted to educate people through her art.

“Art coupled with education to me is the foundation of success. Continuously learning and adapting is not just a choice but a necessity in today’s fast-paced business world,” Mutesi asserts. Her story is a testament to the fact that education extends beyond formal schooling—it’s about constantly evolving and adapting to new knowledge and technologies.

Aline Uwase, the founder of WeaveCraft, a company that has put Rwandan handicrafts on the global map, highlights the importance of building strong networks. Uwase’s success can be attributed to her ability to forge meaningful connections with local artisans and international buyers.

“Your network is your net worth. Building strong, authentic relationships can open doors you never knew existed,” Uwase advises. Her experience underscores the lesson that in business, who you know can be just as important as what you know.

The stories of these women are just a few examples of the many Rwandan women who have turned their visions into successful enterprises. Their experiences teach us invaluable lessons about resilience, the importance of continuous learning, the power of networking, and the significance of social impact.

These women have not only contributed to Rwanda’s economic development but have also paved the way for future generations of entrepreneurs. Their legacies remind us that with determination, innovation, and a commitment to making a difference, success is within reach.

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