Isabel dos Santos has become the richest woman in Africa and the ninth richest individual overall through her business acumen in making profitable decisions in the investing world. Ms. dos Santos also held a position as chairwoman of a Sonangal oil company. Isabel has flourished in a traditional male business role despite those compatriots in business who were under the impression that she ran all of her decisions past her male counterparts or that she had a husband’s coaching before stepping into her business decisions for the day (Facebook).
Despite these gender misconceptions by the business public in the business world, Isabel Dos Santos’ outlook for other women in business is bright. Isabel has been giving back to other African woman by helping those in villages and small towns across Africa set up sustainable employment and ownership. For example Ms. dos Santos helped 120 women in the village of Humpata, part of the region of Huila create a permanent strawberry field for sustained employment and economic stability. These ladies have become owners of the strawberry field and their futures.
This philanthropic story is one of many that make up the bulk of Isabel dos Santos’ charity work. Ms. dos Santos is of the belief that helping in the small villages and working with smaller groups of individuals to better their state of living will create a bigger ripple effect that will be seen and replicated by others. It is the spirit of helping other women and men that has helped set Isabel dos Santos up as a major philanthropist in her home country. Isabel dos Santos is working tirelessly to increase the overall economic health of her African homeland. Or as Isabel dos Santos states that she is “planting the seeds” of hard work and economic prosperity for a brighter future in Africa.
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