Isabel dos Santos is a successful businesswoman in Angola. She is popular for her growth of e-commerce and her contribution to the development of technology. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a former Angolan President, is her dad. Isabel became the richest woman in Africa in 2013. Her net worth was over the charts, and she had great influence in Angola. Isabel is very dedicated to her work. Isabel dos Santo’s career has been a journey of success. She started by working in London where she held executive positions for different firms and has worked for organizations on the European stock exchange and has led them to continuous business growth. Her contribution to firms can be easily noted due to her determination and self-drive.
Isabel dos Santos moved back to Angola where she worked on a project with her father. Isabel was among the first to open a club in Luanda Island. The business thrived which made her passion in business grow more. She currently has several companies in both inside and outside Angola. She has majorly worked with Portugal in expanding her business entities. She partnered up with various organizations in Angola to make her dream of telecommunication a reality.
Isabel dos Santos had an interest in technology and making Africa go digital. She believed technology would make Africa as a country grow and also provide a platform where Africa would interact with other countries. Africans needed to be educated on technology for them to use it. Isabel dos Santos saw the potential in Africa, all they needed was better technology, and the countries would greatly develop. She created Unitel a communications centre that provides education to the citizens of Angola. She aimed to have skilled personnel in Angola in the future. Isabel’s companies have provided job opportunities in the country thus raising the living standards of some people.
Isabel dos Santos advocates for women’s well-being and equal opportunities for them. She believes women can do anything once given a chance. Isabel does not believe in the patriarchal African society where men should be in authority while women do household chores and take care of children. Isabel dos Santos empowers women to be go-getters.