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Lessons in Fashion Entrepreneurship

Lesson #66 - Back To My Roots

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Lessons in Fashion Entrepreneurship #66 - Back To My Roots When I was growing up as a young girl in Nigeria, every December my family would travel to my home town in Southern Kaduna State to spend time with my grandparents in the village. On many beautiful days, beautiful Fulani women (a nomadic ethnic group) would come into the village with fresh cow milk (nono) to sell. While I enjoyed the cow milk, I had a particular admiration for the Fulani women's beautiful clothing and the ease with which they wore it. As soon I started designing clothes, I knew I...

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Lesson #65 - Featured Post: Meeting The Talent Gap

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Maryam Garba LLC has recently started an expansion into Africa so this week, I'm featuring a guest post by my Mentor, Curtis Williams, Founder of Dunamis Partners where he talks about how he's navigating the Talent Gap on the African continent.  **** The Talent Gap in Africa Having recently just come back from visiting one of our portfolio companies in Zimbabwe, I was once again reminded of the talent gap on the African continent. After 3 years of investing in Africa, meeting the talent gap remains my most pressing challenge to this day. In Zimbabwe, we find ourselves in constant...

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Testimonials

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"As I was walking down the street in my Tola Dress, someone stopped me on the street said, 'Excuse me ma'am you must be a very successful woman because your dress is amazing!' Thanks Maryam!" - Olya Marynets, Marketing & Advertising Professional , Chicago, IL  "Thank you for the Aisha skirt Maryam! It fits like a dream!" - Chinwe Aneke, Senior Engineer, Cummins, Indianapolis, IN "I love the colors and the fabric on my Ada Jacket! Plus it so well made! Awesome job!" - Jen Bullock, Foreign Policy Analyst, Washington DC "I wore the Tola dress to my sister in law's graduation last weekend...

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