Voices of Rwandan Female Entrepreneurs: Innovation, Perseverance, and Risk-Taking

The qualities of a leader and the realization of a dream know no cultural distinctions. In this clip, Soline offers advice to burgeoning entrepreneurs on overcoming setbacks and adversity.

In April 2001, female entrepreneurs from war-torn Rwanda gathered in New York for a panel discussion hosted by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute at the Columbia Business School. The event, titled "Doing Business Our Way: Voices of Rwandan Entrepreneurs," featured owners of a landscape firm, a funeral parlor, and a hotel. This clip contains responses in the language of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) with English translations. Last names of panelists are omitted for privacy.