We can be so busy running for the next thing that we forget to stop to celebrate our wins; no matter how small, they are a stepping stone toward the bigger picture.

As we are fast approaching 2023, let’s take the time to reflect on our achievements and lessons learned to make the most out of the new year. Here are my key moments in 2022 and what is coming up in 2023. I would love to read yours.


Delivered a workshop to budding entrepreneurs at the Bootstrap Business School (BBS) on selecting a Profitable Niche for their business. It was an intense Bootcamp for the minority communities in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, to go from idea to launch in just two weeks!

Podcast Interview with RADIO MANDEN – “30 minutes to convince” sharing business and personal branding tips for African women.


Delivered personal branding webinar to 50 HR professionals at ING bank. They learned the benefits of personal branding for themselves as employees and the organisation.

Delivered a personal branding workshop to 15 aspiring and existing board members with Inclusive Boards.


To celebrate International Women’s Day, I released the ADIPWE list 2022 with the top 20 Inspirational Women of the African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE). The list has now evolved to include women on the continent advancing Africa’s development. Therefore, the name ADIPWE is changing in 2023 to reflect this evolution. More to come soon.

ADIPWE 2022 top 20 african women from the diaspora

🔥 I spoke at the ‘Mastering Entrepreneurship‘ 3-day Summit on how to Become a Leading Voice in Your Field to achieve your business goals. We discussed pitfalls that may present themselves and strategies to maximise opportunities for success.


Delivered a Keynote speech:  The power of the first row at the book launch event ‘IT girls’ in Vienna. In my talk, I shared how I used to be bullied at a younger age and how I learned how change happens.

Interview with Leadersnet TV in Vienna talking about what is holding women back from getting involved in digital technologies.

Delivered a workshop for SETI at the Impact Hub Vienna, where I shared the three secrets of crafting a value proposition that resonates with your audience to advance your career.


Being a leader in your marketplace doesn’t matter if no one wants to work for you… I’ve interviewed HR professionals following ‘the great resignation’ to find out why organisations are losing their talent. I outline innovative strategies to retain and attract key talent in the current climate in the Whitepaper:  Redesigning a Thriving Post-Pandemic Organisation: How to Retain Your Talent & Turn Them into Your Biggest Advocates,

Invited to be the keynote speaker at the entrepreneurship fair on the Future of start-ups by the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão in Portugal. I talked about the trust we build when we develop personal branding for impact and lead with our purpose. I also shared why we must first build our personal brand as professionals or business owners.


Time to chillax and reconnect to my roots in Togo. Unleash some of the old conditioning and rediscover many aspects of the culture.


I held a training session in Kara, Togo, for a feminine team of football players who are teachers by day. We discussed opportunities in the digital and how they can use their smartphone to become producers and make money rather than being passive consumers!

Speaker at ‘Soiree Amazones’ event in Lomé with the theme ‘Dare to shine’ #OsezBriller. I shared tips with women on how to be more daring by building a personal branding for impact.


The Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast has reached 30,000 downloads and 103 episodes.

I am revamping the podcast for 2023. More info soon.

Key learnings of season 7 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast ‘The great re-evaluation’.


Market research and interviews to create a new offer specific to the African market.


Featuring my professional journey and my mission by the newspaper the Economist in Togo [FR].

Q&A Interview with Trusted magazine on my journey, the digital & women, why we should tell our own story, and more [FR].

Attended the historic flag-raising ceremony to mark the joining of Togo to the Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London. This is an amazing opportunity to form new relationships, friendships, and business partnerships with a community of 2.5 billion people.


Kicked off the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 in Togo with the workshop “How to succeed with personal branding in the digital age.”

2nd event of the Global Entrepreneurship week as a panelist at the roundtable on: “Strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Togo: issues and challenges” held at Togo’s chamber of commerce and industry.

The official release of the book: ‘Africa–Europe Cooperation and Digital Transformation.’ published by Routledge. Discover my contribution in chapter 16, ‘Fostering Prosperity for African Female Entrepreneurs: Opportunities for AU–EU Cooperation in Digital Entrepreneurship Networks.’

Africa–Europe Cooperation and Digital Transformation

Infographic on how Online Digital Social Networks (ODSN) can help alleviate some of the challenges African women entrepreneurs face.

My contribution to the new book ‘Africa–Europe Cooperation and Digital Transformation’ is featured by the Economist newspaper in Togo.


Invited to speak at the Global Development Policy Forum hosted at the Lomé Business School (LBS), one of the top business schools in Africa. I talked about the key challenges women face as African entrepreneurs and provided vital recommendations as highlighted in chapter 16 of ‘Africa–Europe Cooperation and Digital Transformation.’

Sharing strategies to empower women via digital with Nora Lassey at Radio Lomé 99 .5 FM

What is coming up in 2023?

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🧨 Happy, healthy & prosperous 2023


About Francine Beleyi

I am Francine Beleyi, digital strategist, business mentor and personal branding expert. I am also the founder of nucleus of change and author of Personal Branding in the Digital Age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in a connected world. I am a speaker and the host of the podcast MWML podcast where I interview CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who share their journey both their success and struggles to inspire us to live a meaningful life.

I am on a mission to empower purpose-driven business leaders to position themselves as an authority in their field, attract their ideal clients and impact thousands globally.

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