Tanya Aab – July 28, 2012

Ms. Tanya Aab is a Board member of SWIFT, an organization that allows handcrafters inSwaziland to have a platform to expand their knowledge through training for the business market and how to expose their brand to the export business world. She designs, buy fabrics, oversees production, market and budget, as well as manages a staff of 4 permanent and 6 outsourced employees. She is a self-taught fashion designer who has built her shop from the ground up. In five years she hopes have established a solid fashion label, Arrum Lilly.  Her goal is to continue to create a label that truly reflects the young, urban Swazi.

We met Tanya at the launch of Anakazi Center in Los Angeles, where we hosted 15 other African women entrepreneurs from the State Department AWEP program.  She is one of 47 women from 37 African nations sponsored by the State Department under its program for female African entrepreneurs. The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) seeks to equip African businesswomen with the tools and opportunities to accelerate the growth of their businesses, become leaders in their communities and drive social and economic progress in Africa.

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