Entrepreneur Advice from Winnifred Selby: Motivation must come from within, not from others

Entrepreneur Advice from Winnifred Selby: Motivation must come from within, not from others

Winnifred Selby, co-founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Draw inspiration and courage from your own dreams and passions....

"There were so many friends who laughed when they heard about the bamboo bike idea. Some people will definitely discourage you, but one thing I've realised in life is that you have to be focused. People never understand your journey because it is not theirs to understand."

- Winnifred Selby was just 17 years old when she co-founded Afrocentric Bamboo, a company that manufactures and markets bicycles made from bamboo under the brand Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative. Her company produces bikes that are both eco-friendly and affordable - US$100 for the local market - and made for the high terrain and rough roads of rural Ghana. Winnifred was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Edition of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards.

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