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PATRICIA NZOLANTIMA

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Known as the "Congolese Working Lady," Patricia Nzolantima has experienced entrepreneurial success in Africa and abroad. She started CommunicArt Agency—a marketing agency specifically for the representation of Pan-African consumers in 2008. She later merged the company with South Africa's EXP-Agency, creating EXP-CommunicArt, making it one of the leading marketing agencies in sub-Saharan Africa. She is also the founder of International Working Lady magazine, a publication focused on women making a difference in their careers and countries.


Nzolantima is dedicated to empowering African women and recognizing their struggles. She started Kinshasa Rose, a city wide initiative to combat breast cancer in the Congo. To financially assist women in pursuit of their careers, she started Tomorrow's Elite, a scholarship program, and Women of the Future, a microcredit program,.

Nzolantima says that when she was a little girl, she wanted to be a "grand dame," a lady who "inspires her community, who makes change happen." She has certainly earned that title.

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