Examples of disconnect between an African narrative and international narrative abound. For instance, with the SDGs, the agriculture sector is still mostly treated through the lens of hunger and malnutrition, rather than through the lens of opportunities implied by agribusiness and job opportunities for the youth. None of the SDGs are cast in terms of growth and opportunity. To maximize the growth opportunities facing Africa today, both men and women in Africa need to be able to reach their full potential. We need to consider how we catalyze stories of African growth.