Nana Benz was the term coined to describe the businesswomen of Lomé who dominated the textile industry from the 70s until the early 90s. With less than a high-school education or pre-existing networks at their dispense, their work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit rose the Nana Benz to become the cornerstones of the Togolese economy. It is their excellence in leadership and management that allowed Nana Benz to claim their place in history.
Inspired by the Nana Benz of Lomé, the Nana Benz Business Club has been designed with a mission to support and elevate women entrepreneurs through business community support and knowledge exchange. The Nana Benz Business Club enables Dutch and African women entrepreneurs and knowledge institutions to cooperatively promote the position of women entrepreneurs and leaders on the global agenda.