Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu was born and raised in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. After graduating from college in 2005, Betelhem founded “SoleRebels”, a footwear Company. After five years of its establishment, the company became the fastest growing African footwear brand. It is also the first and only World Fair Trade Federation certified company and the first global footwear brand to ever emerge from a developing nation. Every year 700,000 pairs of shoes are distributing by the company. The company has 18 stores in different parts of the world including USA, Japan, Greece, Singapore, Switzerland and Spain.
Betelhem was named outstanding African business woman by African Business Awards and recognized by CNN as women entrepreneurs of the last century. Betlehem is also a UN good will ambassador for entrepreneurship. Click here to read more about Betlehem. Read more