Africa’s Titans: Revealing the Women Transforming a Continent From Within, Episode 1 [5.5.20]


  • Guest 1: Kimberly L. Fogg, Founder & CEO, Global Sustainable Partnerships (GSP) and Chair, Women’s Program Engagement Council
  • Guest 2: Hellen Fissihaie, CEO/Managing Director, F3 Global Advisory Group, LLC
  • Guest 3: Xoliswa Daku, CEO, Daku Group, Ltd.
  • Guest 4: Efe Ukala, Esq., Founder, ImpactHER
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Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation® movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks®.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation® has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet® global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks®, while creating The Emerald Mall® to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings.

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV® programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks®, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall®. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet®…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Kimberly L. Fogg, Founder & CEO, Global Sustainable Partnerships (GSP) and Chair, Women’s Program Engagement Council, Theme: “Women in Leadership”
  • Show ‘2’: Hellen Fissihaie, CEO/Managing Director, F3 Global Advisory Group, LLC, Theme: “Diversity During Crisis”
  • Show ‘3’: Xoliswa Daku, CEO, Daku Group, Ltd., Theme: “Investing in Women”
  • Show ‘4’: Efe Ukala, Esq., Founder, ImpactHER, Theme: “Financial Inclusion for African Female Small and Medium Sized Businesses”

Program Overview:

Global Sustaining Partnerships is a 501(c)(3) Organization, Established in 2010.  Its vision is to improve access to clean and safe drinking water for children in developing countries, as well as empower women with tools to help them break the cycle of poverty and improve the overall health and fiscal independence of their families.

The major challenge is a child dies every 20 seconds from a water-related disease.  Dirty water kills more children than AIDS, malaria & measles combined.  GSP works at the ground level and has created a sustainable business model that has earned community support. GSP’s novel strategy worked – we ensured that the filters would take firm hold in the schools and GSP has installed more than 900 water filters in primary and secondary schools, households, orphanages, health dispensaries and a district hospital in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

The Women’s Program Engagement Council (WPEC) promotes building an unprecedented female workforce and female entrepreneurship on the continent of Africa.  WPEC is composed of women leaders who play a pivotal role in the global support of getting more women in managerial and executive positions and on corporate boards.  The Council works with investors to help them understand the paradigm shift in development, helping them look at local and foreign direct investments through a “new lens” — the value of investing in women and women-owned businesses who have longevity in the local, national, and global markets.

F3 Global is a Washington, D.C. based consulting and advisory firm working across 5 regions of the world, U.S., Africa, Caribbean, Oman, and Central-Eastern Europe. The firm is focused on the following: Strategy, Capacity Building, and Export Management. Below are brief summations regarding what we do in each space.  The organization provides strategic planning and advisory services to provide companies and institutions ways to grow and expand services, scale businesses, and plan for the next three to five [3 – 5] years. It also advises businesses on market and industry intelligence.

F3 Global does focus on the 4Ps of Capacity: People, Programs, Platforms, and Partnerships. This means it does everything from designing a program, managing it, training the people on all levels, monitoring & evaluating it and expanding it to other markets. We design events and manage logistics locally and internationally for a variety of clients. Also we conduct due diligence, connect, represent, and management partners for all clients.  It is also involved in export management.  It will conduct due diligence and the ground work to help companies identify projects, buyers/sellers, connect to the right partners, and represent them where they need to be. It also supports market entry and facilitates market growth.

A specialist on mixed use property development, Daku Group of Companies is a 100% black owned company, playing a successful role in the delivery of successful property projects in South Africa.  Such projects are currently aiming for the international market. Its approach involves the selection of opportunities in industries that add value not only to its shareholders, but also that supports the creation of significant job opportunities. At Daku group top management believe that pursuing excellence and growth is important in order to satisfy the needs of partners and clients.

Daku Group has the ability to see opportunities where other companies are not focusing. This has led to it successfully participating in multi-billion partnership projects in South Africa such as the prestigious signature One and Only Hotel as well as the 2010 World Cup projects. The company prides itself with great credentials in: Mixed use property development; Investments and acquisitions based upon strategic public sector partnerships; Transaction related to Advise and Facilities management.  The Daku Group of Companies have tremendous expertise in servicing volume clients, having been directly involved in several similar scoped and complexity assignments.

ImpactHER is an impact driven nonprofit organization that seeks to empower African female entrepreneurs by bridging the gender business financing gap so as to help African female entrepreneurs realize their full economic potential.  A $300 billion gap in financing exists for formal, women-owned small businesses.  More than seventy [70] percent of women-owned small and medium enterprises have inadequate or no access to financial services.” l( ImpactHER”s ultimate goal is to utilize its institutional investing experience to prepare best-in-class African female market leaders.

The company accomplishes its goals and objectives by training African female entrepreneurs on how to build scalable businesses and access institutional investors.  It believes that empowering African women entrepreneurs is critical to building the African economy and spurring economic growth. ImpactHER has trained over 10,000 African female entrepreneurs, that own small and medium-sized businesses, across 48 African countries.

Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet®…Dr. Sam Hancock, Executive Producer, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV®