« You must own your future by first looking at all the possibilities that lay before you, without fear of being judged by others. Do not let anyone or anything deter you from your dreams.
Never let anyone define your goals for you. »
Tiguidanke Camara is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tigui Mining Group (TMG) and Camara Diamond & Gold Trading Network (CDGTN) created respectfully in 2012 and 2009.
A Guinean native, Mrs. Camara is one of the youngest women mining executives and one of the few women mine owners in Africa. A visionary and proactive businesswoman, she uses her entrepreneur background to pursue her objective of creating a conglomerate of natural resources and innovative technology companies.
Ms. Camara firmly believes in the growing mineral resources industry as a main driver of economic development, especially those of African countries.
She leverages her relationships with communities, governments, and investors to promote sustainable business ventures as well as the next generation of women in the mining industry. Ms. Camara uses her knowledge and connections to identify economically viable opportunities and translates them into reality.
Ms. Camara’s mineral resource companies specialize in Africa, with a particular emphasis on West Africa. They develop ambitious projects through strategic partnerships and alliances to play a crucial role in shaping the future of the region.
Tiguidanke Camara is an active advocate of women's presence and role in the development of the mining industry and a member of Women In Mining International (WIM). She is a WEDO WORLD AMBASSADOR for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) representing Guinea since 2016 to present.
Ms. Camara has received many leadership nominations and is a three-times award inductee. She has been on the cover of major magazines such as Forbes Afrique, Mining Decisions, Mining CSI and Air Cote d’Ivoire inflight magazine LEMAG. She has been featured in AFP, Saudi Gazette, Madame le Figaro, Jeune Afrique, Paris Match, Huffington Post, on CNN, CNBC Africa, BBC WORLD, A2, AFRICA 24 to name a few. She has been a speaker at events such as Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA2018) Forum, Africa Mining Summit, the New York Forum Africa (NYFA), New African Woman Forum, AWIEF forum, FEEF forum, JA forum and the African Mining Summit.
HONORS & AWARDS
CEO'S HALL OF FAME 2018 AWARD INDUCTEE
Feb 2018-African Leadership Magazine
50 MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESSWOMEN OF AFRICA
Mar 2017-Jeune Afrique magazine
WEDO WORLD AMBASSADOR for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) representing Guinea since 2016.
Mar 2017-Women Entrepreneurship Day(WED)
AFRICA’S TOP 25 DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
Feb 2017-Amazons Watch magazine
TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN EMERGING ECONOMIES AWARD INDUCTEE
Dec 2016-Amazons Watch magazine
GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS HALL OF FAME(GWLHF) INDUCTEE
Dec 2016-Centre for Economic & Leadership Development(CELD)
APPOINTED GUINEA'S AMBASSADOR FOR WOMEN'S ENTREPRE-
Jul 2016-Women Entrepreneurship Day
WOMEN OF THE YEAR IN THE MINING SECTOR
Jun 2016-New African Women magazine
DECORATED ONE OF ''23 FEMMES GUINEENNES LEADERS
NOMINATED AS WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF GUINE