MTN avails R1m to empower women-led SMMEs in SA (VB)

Ten women-owned small, medium and micro enterprises will benefit from a R1 million investment investment from the MTN SA Foundation. This, says the mobile giant, will enable innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation for women in the digital economy. The inaugural 2022 MTN Women in Digital Business Challenge is specifically for less-established women-owned SMMEs who can benefit from finance, mentorship and other business support resources provided by the foundation. Although women make up 13% of the graduates leaving South African tertiary institutions with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the foundation says there is a lack of digital exposure and career guidance post-graduation. This is a significant challenge for women pursuing ICT-related careers or entrepreneurship opportunities. Click here to read full article.