Isabel dos Santos and Her Campaign for Women Empowerment

Isabel dos Santos uses her achievement in the business industry to campaign for gender empowerment, specifically for women. In 2018, she attended the United Nations conference on the equal rights of women. She was delighted that the United Nations discussed the issue.

Dos Santos believes that women must have leadership positions since most men make decisions that mainly affect women. She noted that compared to men, women are having a hard time getting capital to begin their venture. Isabel Dos Santos also campaigned for the end of discriminatory practices that shut down the entrepreneurship door to women.

Aside from these, Isabel dos Santos uses her money to campaign for women empowerment. Recently, she supported an agricultural project in Humpata, Uganda. The project is a strawberry farm that employs more than 120 women. Dos Santos believes that projects such as this can transform women and empower them to be catalysts of change in their communities.

About Isabel dos Santos

She is the daughter of the former Angola President JosA Eduardo dos Santos. Isabel dos Santos is an investor and was named by Forbes as the richest woman in Africa in 2013. She was also named as the most powerful woman and the richest woman in Angola in the same year. In 2013, reported her net worth to be approximately $2 billion, which makes her the first woman billionaire in Africa.

Dos Santos finished his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King’s College in London. This is where he met her husband, Sindika Dokolo, who is the son of a millionaire from Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to several reports, they got married in Luanda and the ceremony alone cost around $4 million.

She returned to Luanda in the early 1990s and began to work for a German recycling company. She also founded her own trucking business. Additionally, Isabel dos Santos worked as a project manager for Urbana 2000, which is a subsidiary company of Jembas Group. For more than two decades, Isabel dos Santos managed to continuously expand her business interests that led to the establishment of various holdings in Angola and other countries abroad.

More interesting facts about Dos Santos´career at https://www.ft.com/content/6ffd2edc-955e-11e2-a4fa-00144feabdc0

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