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Facebook Launches Book On Nigerian, Other African Female Leaders

                 Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg

Ahead of the annual celebration of International Women’s Day, Facebook announced the launch of a book providing inspirational real-life stories that centre on women’s successes.

Facebook, in a statement, said the book titled, ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women,’ also featured advice from 19 women “breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education, and business.”

This followed the 2020 launch of ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business’ in South Africa.

The book, which features inspirational stories from Nigeria’s Tara Fela-Durotoye, an entrepreneur, and Temi Giwa-Tubosun, Founder of LifeBank, would be made available for free in digital and physical formats.

“Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success, alongside the challenges they have had to overcome along the way.

“This 2021 book is further brought to life through a series of beautifully illustrated artwork specially commissioned from four female artists from across the continent – Massira Keita from Côte d’Ivoire, Lulu Kitololo from Kenya, Karabo Poppy from South Africa, and Awele Emili from Nigeria,” Facebook said.

The networking service said over 5,000 printed copies of the book would be provided for free to Facebook’s local training partners, including She Leads Africa, Fate Foundation, DigifyAfrica, Siyafunda, Smart Ecosystems for Women, and cCHub.

The distribution will be across 15 African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.
Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, said, “At Facebook, we know that African women are at the helm of shaping the future of our promising continent – they are changemakers, mothers and CEOs. 

“This book is a celebration of just some of the exceptional African women who in their own right are trail-blazers, motivating and inspiring people and advocating for good across Africa, and the world.”

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