U.S. Africa Business Bridge


Helping American businesses expand into Africa
by leveraging the rising influence of African women leaders in business and government.

For Women-Led African Businesses

The Business Bridge connects women-led African businesses with the perfect American opportunities

The Business Bridge is a trade association focused on connecting women-led African businesses with American businesses looking for reliable partners in Africa. Being a member of the Business Bridge carries with it a seal of trust because of our proprietary and stringent vetting provisions. Our process allows both African and American businesses to build a relationship of trust because both know that they are dealing with vetted partners.


Through our introduction services, we find the right partners to make an African business’s vision of the future a reality. Whether it would like to grow the business by becoming the African agent of an American company or whether it’s looking for an American distributor to help bring its products or services to the American market, the Business Bridge will offer introductions to a group of  appropriate potential partners.


We work with a wide range of companies across many industries and sectors.


The Business Bridge’s services include facilitating appropriate introductions, organizing business conferences, convening special events featuring expert panels, engaging in advocacy on behalf of our members, and custom member services.

Find Your Perfect Partner

By joining the Business Bridge, African businesses find U.S. companies ready to do business in Africa who are in search of knowledgeable and reliable partners on the ground. By becoming members of the Business Bridge, African businesses can grow through American investment and expertise and can explore the possibility of expanding into the United States.  


Joining the Business Bridge is the quickest route to benefitting from the wealth of opportunities still untapped by African businesses.  

Why Partner with Women-led Businesses?

Because women are good for business!

Study after study has shown that women tend to achieve better business outcomes.

Higher Revenue

Women-owned businesses generate higher revenues and are more productive.

Faster Growth

Women have higher appetite for growth.

Effective Controls

Women are more likely to implement systems and controls.

Improved Performance

Women in senior leadership roles improve company performance.

Higher Number of Employees

Women-owned businesses hire more people.


Inclusion of more women in management results in higher innovation.

Membership Benefits

  • Private Business-to-Business introductions to thoroughly vetted African companies.
  • Access to a network of trusted and vetted member companies at Business Bridge events.
  • Arrangement of private meetings with high-level African government officials.
Actionable Information
  • Thought leadership from leading experts offering practical solutions to critical issues facing companies conducting business in Africa.
  • Industry-specific working groups to foster deeper understanding of the opportunities and risks facing businesses in Africa.

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