Tag Archives: Women in business

The battle of African female startups: For every $1 invested in women, $25 goes to men (News24)

Africa’s female entrepreneurs, like their US and European counterparts, are underrepresented when it comes to raising funds. Their startup journeys are also often a lot more arduous, say investors like Polo Leteka, co-founder of Alitheia IDF, the continent’s largest gender-led fund. The issues are “probably more pronounced here because we have more underlying problems”, said Leteka, pointing to her own experience with tapping […]
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Number of women business owners in South Africa on the rise (EN)

Despite the gender gap and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in South Africa are making progress as entrepreneurs, indicating a strong will and determination to survive, according to transaction services multinational Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE). The MIWE highlights the vast socioeconomic contributions of women entrepreneurs across the world, provides insight on […]
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2020 Fortune most powerful women in business (Fortune)

Fortune released their 2020 list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. Topping the list is Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture.  2020 Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business (Top 10):  1. Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture 2. Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO of General Motors 3. Abigail Johnson, Chairman & CEO of Fidelity Investments 4. Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO […]
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The future for women in business

By: Fast Futtures May 01, 2018 Source: https://www.startupdonut.co.uk/blog/18/05/future-for-women-business Every day in the news we see that women are succeeding in highlighting issues that hold them back and arguing for their rights. Ensuring a truly equal future for women has become a higher and higher priority among global challenges. Drawing on insights from our recent book The Future Reinvented […]
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3 ways to ensure women succeed in the startup world (Entrepreneur.com)

By: Monica Zent July 06 2016 Source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/277765 Read the news today and you’ll find a plethora of stories on lack of equitable treatment of women in Silicon Valley as well as the startup world. There are stories about the pay gap across the industry, as well as a lack of representation so severe that some firms […]
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30 top cities for women entrepreneurs

By: Annie Pilon May 24, 2016 Source: http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/05/top-cities-for-women-entrepreneurs.html

Are you a woman starting a company? Set up shop in Tennessee: Some areas are better than others at cultivating female entrepreneurship (Bloomberg)

By: Anne Riley March 03, 2016 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-03/are-you-a-woman-starting-a-company-set-up-shop-in-tennessee

Women in the workplace (McKinsey & Company)

Women remain underrepresented across organizations—especially at senior levels of leadership—a new survey by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey finds. Source: Women in the workplace | McKinsey & Company

Does workplace competition kill women’s creativity? (Fast Company)

New research by Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, indicates that competitive workplace environments help men outperform women. Source: http://www.fastcompany.com

SA urges BRICS to focus on women empowerment | The BRICS Post

BRICS account for 43 per cent of the world’s population. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: BBBEE, SA– “BRICS account for 43 per cent of the world’s population, around 18 per cent of GDP and 40 per cent of currency reserves, estimated at around $1 trillion. “There is a greater need for BRICS Member States […]
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