A Background and Efforts by Isabel dos Santos to Empower Women

She is a successful businesswoman with interests in several fields. Her late father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, served as the president of Angola. One of her most notable achievements was when she worked as the chairwoman of a local oil company known as Sonangol. The businesswoman had significant investments in the firm. Isabel dos Santos’s tenure at the oil firm is one of the main reasons why she has succeeded in her business ventures (FinancialTimes).

 

Currently, she is constantly involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives whose primary purpose is the economic empowerment of women. Isabel dos Santos encouraged other female entrepreneurs from Africa to join her efforts of giving back to society. According to her, her philanthropic work can help to grow the global economy. Isabel has been interviewed by several media forums to talk about her business success even though the industry is male-dominated in Africa.

 

One of the main reasons why African businesswomen face difficulties in their ventures is prejudice from the community. Isabel hopes that her philanthropic work will help to change the situation for the next generation of African businesswomen. She revealed that she had faced discrimination despite her business success and that made it difficult for her to close business deals. Some people think that she is just a mother married to a rich man and some think she has prospered due to the efforts of her husband.

 

Isabel dos Santos believes that prejudice is one of the main challenges that female entrepreneurs face during their efforts to raise capital for their ventures. According to her, most investors are only confident when men head firms. Despite various challenges that African businesswomen face, Isabel believes that they can still succeed in their investments.

 

She urges them to utilize their talents properly and have endurance in their business endeavors. According to Isabel dos Santos, every female entrepreneur must think about their passion and the skills they possess before starting any business venture. Some of the sectors of the economy that she thinks have huge potential in Angola include tourism, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. She believes that the areas have become very lucrative with time.
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JD.com Opens Offline High-Tech Retail Stores In Airports And Railways

JD.com is the biggest advocate of online shopping in China, selling all sorts of products to its millions of customers nationwide. In response to its “Boundariless Shopping” principle, the company also know that offline stores are still relevant in their own way and is, in fact, more convenient to some situations. Because of this belief, JD.com opened two innovative and convenient stores in Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and Hohhot East Railway Station in Inner Mongolia to further bring convenience to customers.

Named as the “JD Box”, the stores in BCIA is located at the departure lounge of Terminal 3 which will be available for the next three months. Each store sells travel necessities such as clothing, mobile accessories, bags, suitcases, and beauty products. JD also sell daily necessities which travelers can use in their travels. What makes these stores innovative is their use of JD’s smart store technology which enriches customer experience by offering the right products. It uses JD Zu Chongzhi, which is a platform that analyzes customer behavior and traffic flow. BCIA spokesperson stated that the airport was happy to host JD’s pop up stores.

Meanwhile, JD.com and Chiana Railway Express teamed up to open a store located at Hohhot East Railway Station. This 100-square-meter unmanned convenience store uses JD’s bleeding edge technology and features such as the facial recognition payment and smart vending machines. In the near future, JD.com also plans to implement a Mini Program in WeChat where customers can shop online and have them delivered in a convenient location. This is in line with their “boundaryless retail vision” which aims to take shopping to the newest level: enabling shoppers to buy what they want, wherever they are and whenever they need it.

The convenience store in Hohhot East Railway Station is not only the partnership between JD.com and China Railway Express. Since 2014, the two has been working together in logistics transportations to help facilitate the JD Luxury Express called the “white glove” delivery service. A fresh food delivery via a high-speed rail is also available because of this partnership. This is JD’s effort to deliver high-class performance even to its traveling customers.

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