Morocco born and Harvard educated Hynd Bouhia just published an inspiring, motivational and empowering book for all young women around the world, with a particular focus on Africa. Hynd Bouhia highlights throughout the 250 pages the importance of preparing women to embrace the digital transition and to play a central role in that trend.
After 20 years of experience first in the US then back to Morocco, in both the private and the public sector, Hynd Bouhia condensed her knowledge and experience in her new book entitled “African Girl, African Woman” to show how agile, empowered and tech-savvy females will transform the continent for good.
Today’s African girl will become tomorrow’s African woman. Educated, inspired, mentored, trained, and equipped with technology: it is she who will bring wave upon wave of irreversible changes throughout the continent. Positive changes take place as the woman helps the girl discover and know herself, teaches her to explore the reality around her, and shows her, by example, how to develop her own identity and pursue her dreams with confidence.
Even a casual visitor can quickly grasp Africa’s unique dynamic. The continent continues to become the center of the world’s interest. It is the focal point of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to increase economic growth, to ensure social and political stability, to use and protect natural resources in ways that build resilience to fast-changing climate. By investing in Africa, the world reveals its quest to secure a fair, clean, and prosperous planet. And the heart of that quest is the African woman.
In the newly released book on Amazon “African Girl, African Women”, Hynd Bouhia starts by asking several questions that come to mind around why is the African woman still so far behind? Why are her ambitions encouraged, only to be frustrated, her spirit crushed, her future controlled by a system that drags her down? As the rock-solid cornerstone of her society, why is she blamed and shamed for neglecting her family, her work, her community? If she achieves success, why is she mocked and marginalized?
The book seeks to address her fears head on, then offer her a different and more uplifting perspective.
Moving from Casablanca to Cape Town to Cairo, and from the ancient pyramids to venture capital-financed entrepreneurs and startups, this work thoroughly explores the pivotal role played by the African woman in realizing the continent’s digital and technological revolution – and how to prepare the African girl to fill, own, and lead this vital role into the 21st century.
It is fitting that this first motivational book about female empowerment on the continent was written by an African woman Dr. Hynd Bouhia. Only someone born to a traditional culture, who graduated in a scientific field dominated by men, travelled the world, and explored diverse cultures, could produce such a detailed analysis, with the unique insights and perspective of a female who has known and overcome gender challenges firsthand.
African Girl, African Woman is a must read that shows how dreams can happen through a solid education, deep-rooted values, and tenacious perseverance.
About Dr. Hynd Bouhia
Dr. Hynd Bouhia is CEO of Strategica, an international consulting firm specializing in economic intelligence, impact investment, business scale up and strategy. She is a professor of sustainable development, a member of Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars and women empowerment mentor.
Buy the Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/African-Girl-Africa-Woman-tech-savvy/dp/B08ZBJR4LB/
As featured in Brainz Magazine: https://www.brainzmagazine.com/executive-contributor/Hynd-Bouhia