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February Issue of Essays of Africa

Read this inspiring article of Bisila in the Women’s Lifestyle Magazine, Essays of Africa.

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Bisila Bokoko in Forbes Africa.

Read this great article about Bisila’s career and journey through the business world.

Beyond the sharp suit and thick American accent, it’s easy to tell Bisila Bokoko’s heart beats for Africa. Born in Valencia, Spain, to parents from Equatorial Guinea, she lives in New York, but straddles continents, sometimes taking as many as six flights a week.

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The Art of Inspired Living by STANDSEVEN: Bisila Bokoko Interview

Bisila Bokoko is a Spanish-American businesswoman, entrepreneur, speaker and philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of BBES, a New York-based business development agency that represents, promotes and markets brands internationally.

If you could have a historical figure for dinner, who would it be?

I would like to have Coco Channel and Nelson Mandela for dinner. I find Coco very inspirational as a woman and I believe she changed the way women feel in their clothes and her sense of indepence I admire it! Nelson Mandela is synonymous of deep compasionate love and forgiveness. I think I will enjoy ‎a great conversation with both!

What is your biggest temptation?

My partner in life.

Best recent travel?

South Africa, I was one month ago in Johannesburg and I enjoyed so much! It was very uplifting trip! I went to explore possibilities for the next BBALP location and it turn to be an amazing trip mostly because of the great people I met! I stayed at the Michelangelo Hotel in Mandela Square and they made my experience even better!

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Bisila Bokoko Embodies The Essence of Modern Girl Power Ahead of International Women’s Day

Ladies across the globe have been quick to embrace a new role model as Bisila Bokoko continues to inspire, motivate and empower. As a businesswoman, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker, brand ambassador, fashionista and mother, the Afro-Spaniard femme fatale is at the vanguard of a worldwide woman’s movement – and she hopes to inspire even more women throughout March thanks to International Women’s Day.

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Bisila Bokoko’s Success Secrets By Moffat Machingura

“I should explain why this pretty lady, Bisila, so deeply captured my attention the first time I saw her. Firstly, of course she is stunningly attractive. Secondly, she is intriguingly intelligent. Her life story testifies that beauty and brains can co-exist in a single soul.

When I first saw Bisila Bokoko at Empretec Zimbabwe (28 October 2014) I had the longest question I could ever ask anyone.

How did an Equatorial Guinea woman having grown up in Spain manage to win the Ghana title of Queen Development of Kokofu; and became the only woman of African descent to serve as the Executive Director of the Spain Chamber of Commerce in New York; study Law and Economics at University; Take a Masters in International Relations; Start Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project and be listed among the top ten Hispanic women with most influence in the United States…all by the age of 40???

I am sure you now understand how my infatuation for Bisila is totally justified!

I listened to her with both my ears open, and my eyes too continued to read her lips. I handled this first time as dearly as though it would be the only chance.

Today on www.moffatmachingura.com I share the Success Secrets that made Bisila Bokoko’s life prove that being an African woman should never be a disadvantage.

  1. Bisila Secret: “You have got to visualize yourself being who you want to be.”

Moffat Comments:

To break away from the past, the future you imagine must be more vivid than the past you remember. Your imagination fuels your desire, and desire is the energy that propels us into the future.

The first step to being who you want to be is knowing clearly who you want and don’t want to be. Take time to close your eyes, disconnect from the hustle and bustle of this hectic world, and ask yourself: Who exactly do I want to be? What story do I want my life to write?

Like Bisila says: You have got to visualize yourself being who you want to be.

  1. Bisila Secret: “You have got to tell yourself that you are going to be international. In everything you do, say ‘I am going to be global’”

Moffat Comments

Always think globally even when you are still acting locally. Only compete with the top ten of the world’s finest competitors in your field. Always ask yourself if the top brands in my industry where to come to establish in my region, how would I give them a hard time? it is this global mindset that will stretch you beyond local action.”

You can read the rest of Moffat’s comments on his blog. Click here!