Despite this encouraging development seen in the cases of women investors, the males continue to control the world of investing.
The majority of women are hesitant to invest because they believe it entails too much danger. Women and men come from diverse backgrounds when it comes to risks that involve investment.
Men consider money to be ‘theirs,’ and they are willing to take risks with it. Women, on the other hand, consider money to be spent at home for upkeep, even if they have earned it.
The necessity for women to take responsibility and become investors have become critical, and this will define the future of equality for women and increase women’s participation in this field.
The good news is that this is transforming because women instinctively know what they want as customers. In particular, women are constantly taking charge of big decisions.
Furthermore, women founders frequently find pitching to women investors less scary, as the latter are viewed as more compassionate, and women investors are more willing to invest in startups led by, owned by, or catering to women.
There are many women investors, however, for the purpose of this article, we have picked 5 women investors at Rising Tide Africa, a platform that educates and trains women to become competent angel investors through its Program, while also allowing them to construct a varied portfolio of investments and receive mentoring from other female angel investors.
Abimbola is a certified insurance practitioner with a proven track record of professionalism. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, working in both underwriting and broking.
Hill Samuel Life Investment Services United Kingdom, Femi Johnson & Co. Brokers Limited, NICON Insurance, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Unic Insurance Plc, and Peakthrust Insurance Brokers Limited were among the companies she worked for at various periods.
Her background has subjected her to numerous aspects of insurance management, general underwriting, change management, risk evaluation, and direct marketing over the years.
has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Obafemi Awolowo University and a master’s degree in management and technology from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology.
Also an investor at Rising Tide Africa with over fifteen years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. Ashim has worked in business development and as a financial analyst in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, corporations, and technology, in Africa, Germany, the Middle East, and Asia, giving her a global perspective and local understanding of the opportunities and risks that multinational corporations face in today’s fast-paced environment.
She championed the Diversity and Inclusion committee at Standard Chartered Bank and spearheaded the introduction and establishment of the Tek Experts Women’s Network in Nigeria, and she is a passionate advocate for equal chances and a more diverse workforce.
She holds a degree in International Business and Finance and is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Management Association. Ashim is bilingual (English and German).
Ashim is also the co-founder of Always Me by Anne Li, an award-winning one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind African-inspired handcrafted baby accessories and clothing.
She is also a founder member of the Bake For Change Development Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and uplift of poor children and youths in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ademidun (Demi) Edosomwan
She is a Rising Tide Africa investor. She is the CEO of the Emerging Markets group, which invests in energy access, allowing technologies, and sustainable mobility in developing countries.
Demi joined Total in 2006 and has worked in Paris, Kampala, and Lagos in different capacities. She formerly worked at KPMG and Andersen. Demi holds an INSEAD Executive MBA.
Ademidun was elevated to managing director of the emerging markets group at Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures (TCNV), to supervise areas such as renewables, energy access, and sustainable mobility in developing markets.
The promotion coincided with the launch of TCNV and Total’s declaration that it will invest up to $400 million in emerging market carbon neutrality technology developers over the following five years.
Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes
Adesuwa is a seasoned finance executive with a proven track record in investment banking, leveraged finance, and private equity from multinational organizations such as J.P Morgan over the last 13 years.
She is the founder of Aruwa Capital Management, one of the few women-led initial development equity funds in Africa, which invests in underserved small to mid-market investment opportunities in West Africa.
Adesuwa is a businesswoman, CEO, mother, investor, and proponent of women’s empowerment. She started Aruwa Capital to use her skills and experience to make a difference in society and alter the narrative for women and small companies in Africa.
Adesuwa is focusing on leveraging Aruwa Capital Management’s investments as a case study to demonstrate the business case for investing in women as fund managers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and societal stakeholders.
These women are not only changing the financial landscape, but they are also bringing hope to other women.
Adenike Kuti has worked in investment banking, consultancy, private equity, and, more lately, venture capital in Sub-Saharan Africa for over 12 years.
Despite being located primarily in West Africa, her career has taken her all throughout Africa, where she has worked in a variety of nations. Financial services, fintech, real estate, energy, power, and transportation infrastructure are among her areas of expertise.
She was an Associate Director at LeapFrog Investments where she oversaw investments for LeapFrog’s US$350 million investment relationship with Prudential Financial USA.
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