About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance African women by building their capacities in leadership and tech-entrepreneurship and providing a safe space for personal development.

Our Vision

We envision An African continent in which women are professionally skilled, better represented in senior positions, and capable to become leaders in their own communities.

Our team

Salmine Sassi

Founder & CEO

She Starts Africa has been a big part of my life for the past 4 years. This entity has given me so much: A true supportive community, a life-changing experience, and lots of interesting challenges.

Safa Triki


The idea started as a glimpse of hope for women out there wanting to do more and to be more. I, myself, have learned a lot and grew to become who I am now and that’s thanks to the She Starts Africa experience. I am grateful and proud.

Hedil Trabelsi

Program Manager

Here, at She Starts Africa, we discover ourselves and believe in our power. A power that unites and encourages all the women to speak louder.

Eya Mouhli

Marketing Manager

SSA is a meanigful life changing experience that I will be always gratful for. It’s my safe space that gave me an opportunity to learn, to flourish and to meet amazing strong minded women.

Ines Lachheb

operations manager

She  Starts Africa was my mentor. I started to discover my potential and everything that I’m great at in this organization.

Yosr Weslati

Communication Coordinator

Joining She Starts Africa has been one of the most fortunate things that happened to the women right’s advocate in me.

Rachida El Rdhioui

Project Manager

Part of my journey of growth and impact has been with She Starts Africa where I have spent more than one year advancing gender equality in Africa.

Chaima Matoussi

Graphic Designer

I have been welcomed in, supported and empowered. She Starts Africa is where inspiring ladies grow and rise together. 

Hadyl Tlijani


Growing up with fascinating women role models, I have always aspired to empower other women in a way of giving what I have been given. She Starts Africa provided me with that opportunity

Dorsaf Sarsar

Project manager

She Starts Africa has been a life-altering experience. It helped me unleash my potential and fueled my desire to empower women to become leaders and change-makers.

Yosr Ben Salem


My time with SSA has been fulfilling in so many ways. I found myself surrounded by a strong and super driven team of young women who want to have a an impact on the entrepreneurial Tunisian scene. I am honored and lucky to be part of such a supportive and amazing team