Isabel dos Santos has literally made roads in Africa. She is an Angolan educated at King in the UK. Graduating with a degree in engineering has shaped a world around dos Santos that is very diverse. At first, she partnered with her family, where she used her engineering background to be the project manager on a roadway project in Luanda. Isabel did more than take on building and repairs, but she improved the workflow. One feature she added to the business was walkie-talkies, so the ground crew and drivers could freely communicate. This time-saving device streamlined and made work faster and more efficient. Her roadway project helped create more convenient transportation in Luanda. Isabel dos Santos was able to envision greatness now that things were moving.
She became involved in building a nightclub on a small strip of unused land. The club was fashioned after popular bars in Florida. The space is set on the beach line and opens to the sea breezes. It pulls from the populations of nearby urban areas. The beach club is the first significant business for the community, and it all came about from wanting to improve transportation. Many years after the nightclub, Isabel dos Santos shares about her business involvement with a company in Angola that produced an award-winning beer. Angola has the potential to offer women and other entrepreneur’s outlets for wealth, and as Isabel dos Santos proves, with wealth comes charity. She has given back to her country, women, and children. Isabel uses herself as an example of how anyone, male or female, can reach their fullest potential in any field, including predominately-male sectors.
Today, dos Santos is still heavily involved in investing in Africa, but she spends time in Portugal too. In Portugal, she owns a stake in a retail outlet, which is being brought to Angola. This endeavor should bring construction jobs, shopping, and more employment to the country. It will also need a way to bring the goods in, which will add to transportation work. Isabel dos Santos has broadened her expertise skills and horizon, and she tries to bring a piece back home continually. Often it meant giving time to talk with girls about the future. Other times, it meant having business discussions with entrepreneurs, who struggle, but she remains true to her roots. Click here.
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