Doreen Peter Noni
Doreen Peter Noni isn’t subscribing to the idea that women have to choose one career. As a designer, entrepreneur, and media innovator, she’s proving just how dynamic and enterprising young African women can be. She’s also making history by building media infrastructure for young Africans on the continent. Noni is the first and youngest female media house executive, founding 102.5 Lake FM, a radio station in Mwanza, Tanzania whose main goal is to move the culture forward socially and economically through thoughtful multimedia programming. Her radio show, Tena Na Tena, is a safe space for African youth to discuss mental health, identity, and other “taboo” issues within the community.
But her dynamism doesn’t stop there. The Tanzanian entrepreneur was also a designer and is founder of Eskado Bird, an upscale fashion and lifestyle label inspired by East Africa’s Kitenge fabric. Her craftsmanship has earned her a spot as one of Forbes’ 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2018.