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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, FORBES' Young Power Women

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Forbes Magazine, the largest and most influential business publication  in the world has named  soleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to its recently published  list  20 Youngest Power Women In Africa List .

Tilahun Alemu was recently named the ‘African Businesswoman of the Year’ by African Business Magazine, a leading pan African business magazine. She is the founder of soleRebels the footwear brand recently hailed as  “the Nike of Africa”  and Africa’s fastest growing footwear brand.
 She was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum earlier this year.
CNN profiled soleRebels and its founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu in a 30 minute special  titled Ethiopian footwear fashionista starts a green shoe revolution !
And soleRebels was featured on BBC Worldwide until mid 2011 in An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby.
In May 2011 Bethlehem was invited by the World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  to address  the World Bank/UN LDC trade enhancement policy formulation sessions in Istanbul,  marking the first time an African woman entrepreneur was invited to assist in  formulating global trade policy in this global forum.

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