Name: Ruka Sanusi
Business: Alldens Lane
City, Country: Accra, Ghana, and Lagos, Nigeria
Website URL: http://www.alldenslane.com/
About the Entrepreneur
Ruka Sanusi is a must-know name for any up-and-coming African entrepreneur, particularly women entrepreneurs and CEOs. The owner of Allden’s Lane – a boutique business strategy, consulting and coaching services firm – she is a business savant with over 20 years of experience in international consulting with premium clients within multiple business sectors and across the continent. Based in Ghana but operating also in Lagos, Nigeria, Alldens Lanehas a unique focus on providing executive and business coaching to female entrepreneurs in Africa’s small and growing business sector. Through Alldens Lane, Ruka provides women in business with business direction, balanced support and thought provoking business performance and growth analytics, from which they can grow and transform their businesses – and their lives. Ruka’s bravery in leaving a high level position in a global organisation to pursue her own personal vision is a story that truly inspires us. We were curious about her startup journey and how she continues to break boundaries and glass ceilings for herself and other African women entrepreneurs and CEOs. We sat with Ruka to dig deeper into her personal and professional story.
- Ruka tell us a bit about you. Was there any significant event in your past that has shaped your life and career choices?
- What are you most proud of?
- Give us some insight on how you raised investments and funds to start and grow your business (self-funded, loans, grants, investor etc).
- What are the biggest barriers to women-owned business in your country? Do you think the attitude toward female entrepreneurs is changing in your country?
- What advice would you give to women in your country who are interested in starting a business (Resources? Tips? Tools? Services etc)
- What's the best advice you've been given that has stuck with you?
- What have you learned from your success and failure that you’ve experienced during your business?
- How do you see your business evolving in five years?