Years ago, Souadou Niang worked as a housekeeper at a Ritz Carlton hotel. Today she is the proud owner of the Palms Luxury Boutique Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. For 10 years, while cleaning rooms and contemplating her future, the idea of owning a hotel grew into a clear and viable goal Niang chose to believe was possible. So, when opportunities to learn more hospitality industry skills became available, Niang took advantage of them. Over time, she acquired the executive management skills hotel owners and operators needed.
With a clear vision in mind, Niang returned to her home country of Senegal in 2017. After experiencing several loan rejections, that she attributes to male biases against women entrepreneurs, Niang secured sufficient financing to establish what is now described as a five-star boutique hotel.
Click here to learn more about the smart and persistent Senegalese woman who first held, and then manifested an amazing vision of a greater life. Be inspired to pursue your vision, today and always.