Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Garden of Coffee founder and CEO, has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential African women in 2019 by Avance Media.
Of the award, Avance states:
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is an Ethiopian business woman, founder and executive director of soleRebels, Africa’s “fastest growing footwear company”. Alemu has received honors and accolades for her business acumen, as well as her efforts to shift the discourse on Africa away from poverty to the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit, social capital, and economic potential. Alemu launched “The Republic of Leather”, designing sustainable luxury leather goods, and “Garden of Coffee” retail outlets to promote Ethiopian coffees.
View the full list of most influential women at 100women.avancemedia.org
Garden of Coffee founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has been invited by Jack Ma / 马云 to be an #ANPI judge this year.
The prize at stake? $1 MILLION USD.
Garden of Coffee has been featured by Quartz in a new article, Ethiopia already exports coffee beans—exporting its culture will be the next big step.