Tag Archives: Women in business

7 Tips for female entrepreneurs to leverage International Trade (Forbes)

“When women trade, women succeed economically. With 95 percent of world consumers and 80 percent of world purchasing power outside of the United States, international trade is an untapped resource for women-owned businesses,” the International Trade Administration says. Trade helps companies be more financially stable, stay in business longer, earn more, create more jobs, and be “more […]
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Minerals Council launches Women in Mining website (MiningWeekly)

Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa has launched a dedicated website for women in mining, as part of efforts to ensure the local mining industry transforms to become a place where women lead and thrive. The council has ramped up its efforts to assist women in the industry, including those in communities, through vital aftercare services to survivors of gender-based violence. […]
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Women’s Economic Empowerment – Fostering an Equitable and Inclusive Digital Economy (the dialogue)

The fourth session of the 26th Annual CAF Conference on June 1-2, 2023, “Women’s Economic Empowerment – Fostering an Equitable and Inclusive Digital Economy,” focused on women’s inclusion in the digital transformation, discussing methods to bridge the digital divide between men and women by investing in digital upskilling, online financial management services and social services, and […]
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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