A collection of almost 60 stories of women entrepreneurs from across Africa from a variety of sectors, ranging from small to large business owners. Foreword by Mrs Graca Machel of the Graca Machel Trust. In bringing together these diverse profiles, we hope to offer lessons for other female entrepreneurs looking to start or grow enterprises. We want readers to understand these business owners’ motivations, the barriers they faced, how they overcame challenges, and the plans they have for the future. These portraits aim to paint a picture of what sets high growth entrepreneurs in a class of their own. They also should put to rest any misperceptions that African female founders do not possess the abilities, traits, and determination to be successful and sustainable business owners.