Female Entrepreneurs: the Future of the African Continent

Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs, a phenomenon that is not the subject of adequate discussion. Expanding the opportunities for female entrepreneurs through policies that foster gender equality would have a tremendous impact on Africa’s growth. Simple and inexpensive solutions have been proven effective […]

Innovation & Female African Enterpreneurs

Almost one in four female African entrepreneurs (23.9%) have innovated, according to a study released by UNESCO this week. The study analyses the findings of a survey conducted jointly by UNESCO and the Africa Women’s Forum of 427 women entrepreneurs in ten African countries: Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, […]

What it takes to be a young female entrepreneur in Africa

by Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong, Deputy Director of the Anzisha Prize programme; and Belinda Munemo is the Founder & CEO of Reekworth According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector. […]