Representation is vital to empowerment and conversations are central to galvanizing change. As such, the podcast curates mini masterclasses in the form of personal stories by remarkable African women in business, career, and the arts, on the pathways they navigated in overcoming both personal challenges and structural obstacles.
More so, each episode picks the brains of these women on their outlook on emerging opportunities in different areas of business and development, and how leaders can position themselves for maximum advantage and impact.
LES FEMMES INSIGHTS
LES FEMMES PODCAST
One of the direst business and development challenges faced in frontier markets is the poor availability of evidence-based insights. Consequently, development policies, programs, and processes in Africa are siloed and inadequate for addressing today's dynamic economic and sociopolitical landscapes.
Les Femmes Lab anchors its value offerings in the design and implementation of participatory applied research projects to drive policy entrepreneurship, thought leadership, program design & implementation. This also contributes to our experiential products and services aimed at creating impact.
LES FEMMES INVESTMENT CLUB
Relatively lower access to credit and finance is one of the key reasons for the gross socioeconomic divide that constrains women's empowerment and overall sustainable development.
There is an urgent need to enhance women's access to and control over capital as well as the financing of value chains and sectors that have strong linkages to the elimination of gender gaps.
Through investment clubs and its unique marketplace, Les Femmes lab seeks to energize female entrepreneurs and women-heavy ecosystems with patient growth capital while simultaneously raising a new wave of African female investors.
LES FEMMES GAMES
Gaming and simulation are gaining traction as viable mechanisms for achieving shifts in knowledge, values, beliefs, and norms that can catalyze progress participatory development programs.
Les Femmes Lab is working to develop tabletop and digital games aimed at strengthening players' knowledge of historical, social, cultural, and political issues while developing key strategic and critical analysis skills. Currently under development Les Femmes Games is the pilot of the lab's experiential products and is being designed using a gender-synchronization lens to maximize market potential and social impact.