Isabel dos Santos is an internationally recognized businesswoman who is involved in various business sectors. She has immense experience in fields such as financial, media, energy, and retail enterprises across Angola, Portugal, and other nations. She has led various social action efforts and startups in Angola and proved her entrepreneurship dedication and ingenuity in fields that were considered out of bounds to women.
She frequently speaks about issues that women and youth go through in Africa and other social causes that she believes in. She has been able to achieve success in male-dominated fields since her parents encouraged her to compete and achieve whatever she wanted by giving her the same opportunities as her brothers.
Isabel dos Santos is currently advocating for environmental protection by taking the message internationally. She strongly believes in taking immediate action and being committed to the cause of looking for solutions to create sustainable businesses for the environment.
She had an opportunity to interact with an influential group of international business leaders at the third Bloomberg Global Business Forum. The forum gave the attendees the chance to collaborate and create relationships that will enable them to shape an economy that creates opportunities for everyone and solve the collective challenges.
According to Isabel Santos, the plastic and emission threat to the environment can be easily eradicated through a combined effort. Angola has made significant progress in the educational and provision of other incentives to protect the environment.
During a conference at New York, Isabel dos Santos mentioned the achievements of Adjany Costa, a young female marine biologist from Angola, who was featured in “Into the Okavango” (a National Geographic Film). The film shows how the ecosystem along a river, that supports a wide range of wildlife and supplies water to a massive number of people, is deteriorating. It emphasizes the need to take action to preserve the biodiversity of the region, which dos Santos considers as a world treasure.
Isabel dos Santos is the richest African woman, according to Forbes. She was also listed as one of the top 100 influential women worldwide by BBC. She is a key stakeholder in a number of growing businesses and serves as the chairwoman of Unitel, a leading telecommunications firm in Angola.
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