Nana Benz Business Club

The Nana Benz Business Club is NABC led initiative designed to foster female leadership through knowledge exchange and business community support.

About Nana Benz Business Club

The Nana Benz was the term coined to describe the businesswomen of Lomé who dominated the textile industry in the 70’s until early 90’s. 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 through their excellence in leadership and management that allowed for the 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 female leadership through business community support and knowledge exchange. The Nana Benz Business Club enables Dutch and African companies and knowledge institutions to cooperatively promote the position of female leadership on the global agenda.

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Principles

Inform

We provide high-level insights on female leadership discourse through sharing current market developments, best-practice guides and by highlighting female excellence in the various forms of leadership.

Connect

We connect Dutch and African companies and knowledge institutions through events, trade missions and tailor-made matchmaking to foster community-based knowledge exchange.

Enable

We guide and enable Dutch and African companies and knowledge institutions with developing gender-sensitive policies, programmes and initiatives by utilising the expertise of the business club.

Objectives

The Nana Benz Business Club’s main objectives are as follows:

  • To facilitate knowledge sharing and to foster discussion on advancing the position of women in leadership positions, with a specific focus on women in business.
  • Strengthen the business network of the Nana Benz Business Club members through events, trade missions and media campaigns.
  • Build a support system for businesses and knowledge institutions seeking to advance their efforts in creating gender-sensitive business culture.
  • Host events with external experts from diverse professional backgrounds to raise awareness about the opportunities and challenges of women in leadership in the variety of fields.

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Nana Benz Business Club supports the implementation of the followings SDG's: