The project

Femmes Lumiere is a movement and a multimedia platform at the intersection of women’s leadership and social innovation with a mission to inspire, empower and support young African women worldwide in their personal and professional journey through different channels: storytelling, podcast, video, photojournalism, events, publications and content creation by a creative team of professionals from different industries.

The digital platform Femmes Lumiere highlights the stories of African women, from all walks of life and generations, who have a positive impact on their communities through innovative ideas and initiatives, a strong commitment and outstanding leadership. Whether they are entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, engineers and activists, they bring new solutions to their environment’s problems and contribute, in their own way, to build a better society. Through text, video, photography and audio, Femmes Lumiere gives a platform to women change-makers whose story and journey have the potential to inspire a new generation of African women and restore their self-esteem.

In the columns, guest contributors explore in depth topics and various issues surrounding women and girls in society. While in the podcast, guests share their journey, opinions, challenges and triumphs through intimate, unfiltered and mind-blowing conversations with host, Andrea Bomo.

Beyond a platform, Femmes Lumiere is a movement whose intrinsic mission is to positively influence a new generation of young African women, show them the many opportunities available to them and give them the tools necessary to become the best versions of themselves, in all aspects of their lives.

A Femme Lumiere is a woman of impact. She carries within her the seed of change. She works for her welfare and that of her community. She is talented, bold, resilient, educated, honest, worthy. She is a source of hope, an architect of change, a spreader of light. She shares her knowledge and wisdom with others, and plants within them the seed of change.