Isabel dos Santos recently made an appearance in the EU Parliament located in Brussels, Belgium. During this appearance, she discussed the fact that technology is poised to become the future of the burgeoning economy of the continent of Africa. Isabel Dos Santos spoke at the Africa Summit 2019 where she opened up about technological developments that can be applied in Africa as a way to foster growth across multiple regions of the large and diverse continent. She also discussed the challenges that exist in terms of bringing Africa fully into the digital age that the rest of the world has already entered into more fully.
Isabel dos Santos highlighted the importance of education going forward so that Africa can become competitive in terms of technology. As part of a distinguished panel at this summit that also included the ECR’s Chairman Syed Kamal and Antonio Tapani, the President of the European Parliament.
Businesswoman Isabel dos Santos holds the lofty distinction of being the wealthiest woman in the continent of Africa as well as having an impressive background in one of the most renowned political families of her native Angola. Her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos held the Presidency in Angola for the better part of three decades, beginning in 1979. She currently has a net worth that exceeds $2 billion and also holds the distinction of being the first woman in Africa to become a billionaire. The has also been named as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women In The World. This distinction was bestowed on her by the BBC. Among her many activities, Isabel dos Santos is known for her continual drive to empower women as well as the generous contributions that she regularly makes to charitable causes.
Through her own website, Isabel dos Santos is known for sharing not only her own personal story but stories from countless individuals her home country of Angola and from around the entire world. These stories are often about individuals who have been able to achieve despite the barriers that might have been put in front of them. Helping these kinds of individuals has been one of the passions of the life of Isabel dos Santos.