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Divya Vasant, CEO and co-founder of AMAZI
Delivering greater brand impact by solving societal issuesArticle

Consumers have always considered factors such as price and quality when making their purchasing decision...

Divya Vasant 1 day ago

4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applications
4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applicationsArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting the fourth cohort of its flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator, sponsored by Nedbank, and is now calling for applications...

3 days ago

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

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...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for May
Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for MayArticle

The inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit is reportedly the first global event to focus on women in emerging tech sectors...

4 May 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture
Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agricultureArticle

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contestArticle

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

3 key challenges women entrepreneurs face
3 key challenges women entrepreneurs faceArticle

South Africa needs more women entrepreneurs and business owners to help tackle local unemployment, breathe innovation into lacklustre sectors, and help drive economic recovery in the country...

Divya Vasant 15 Mar 2021

Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SA
Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SAArticle

The South African results of the latest Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs Index (MIWE), women entrepreneurs are making progress in South Africa, but challenges persist...

15 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins
Diversity matters because diversity winsArticle

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubs
The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubsArticle

Are tech hubs getting the resources they need to support our emerging entrepreneurs? Research by the UK-South Africa Tech Hub reveals a few things...

25 Feb 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now openArticle

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

15 Feb 2021

Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment Programme
Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment ProgrammeArticle

The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC) will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 18 Jan 2021

Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announcedArticle

The 6th edition of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards held on 2-3 December 2020 hosted more than 60 African and global thought leaders across business and politics who shared insight and thought leadership...

7 Dec 2020

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SA
Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SAArticle

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) member firmly believes that shaping an entrepreneurial mindset starts at school level...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launches
#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launchesArticle

With over 10 years in PR and marketing communications, Marisa Calvert, an award-winning communications professional, launched Marisa Calvert Communications...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2020

The "made it" stories are doing us a disservice
The "made it" stories are doing us a disserviceArticle

The founders of Amazi are determined to share the reality of what they've gone through to establish their organisation, a social enterprise founded to progress the economic inclusion of women, and how for a founding team of young, black women, a lot of their experience has been traumatic.

24 Nov 2020

There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startups
There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startupsArticle

Khula Lula is the news micro-financing VC fund striving to level the investment scales in favour of young, Black, women entrepreneurs...

12 Nov 2020

3 lessons for budding business owners
3 lessons for budding business ownersArticle

With the right type of support, the Covid-19 pandemic may be a catalyst for entrepreneurship when we need it the most...

11 Nov 2020

AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineup
AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineupArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its sixth Annual Conference and Awards from 2-3 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector
Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sectorArticle

A unique project focused on providing technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa has been launched...

20 Oct 2020

Absa Lionesses Xpo to showcase game-changing women entrepreneurs
Absa Lionesses Xpo to showcase game-changing women entrepreneursArticle

Doing business with women entrepreneurs has never been more vital, as South Africa grapples with the ripple-effect of the extended lockdown and economic crisis...

20 Oct 2020

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APO Group African Women in Media Award calls for entriesArticle

The APO Group is calling for entries for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa...

13 Oct 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award supports women's entrepreneurship in Africa
APO Group African Women in Media Award supports women's entrepreneurship in AfricaArticle

The second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award will recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa...

12 Oct 2020

Nurturing female talent in technology is critical
Nurturing female talent in technology is criticalArticle

Gender imbalance isn't just another challenge that companies need to overcome, it's arguably the greatest threat facing the global tech sector today...

Natasha Reuben 8 Oct 2020

Standard Bank hosts Brave Conversations for Top Women 2020
Standard Bank hosts Brave Conversations for Top Women 2020Article

As South Africa's preeminent initiative to advocate for the advancement of gender empowerment, Standard Bank Top Women has once again embarked on its annual conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator programme launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator programme launched for Black women tech foundersArticle

The I'M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African Black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for the new pre-accelerator programme...

11 Sep 2020

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for application
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for applicationArticle

The US Embassy in South Africa has partnered with the AWIEF to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa programme...

28 Aug 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS Aviation
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS AviationArticle

Sibongile Sambo is a trailblazing entrepreneur in the aviation industry. She is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation, which is the first 100% black woman-owned aviation company in South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet
#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine HouvetArticle

With over 24 years of telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa, Charmaine Houvet is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma Collective
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma CollectiveArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs such as Duma Collective founder Sibu Mabena...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Petunia Ludick, "You are powerful and deserving of every opportunity"
#WomensMonth: Petunia Ludick, "You are powerful and deserving of every opportunity"Article

This Women's Month, Bizcommunity showcased the incredible work of women in their respective fields of expertise...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Vhuhwavho Matibe, "Love yourself. Celebrate yourself. Pursue all your passions!"
#WomensMonth: Vhuhwavho Matibe, "Love yourself. Celebrate yourself. Pursue all your passions!"Article

This Women's Month, we've showcased the incredible work of women in their respective fields of expertise...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Aug 2020

Youth NGO panel discussion unpacks what young women of SA want
Youth NGO panel discussion unpacks what young women of SA wantArticle

Youth NGO Activate Change Drivers recently held a panel discussion for Women's Month to find out what young women want...

26 Aug 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Divya Vasant, CEO of Amazi
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Divya Vasant, CEO of AmaziArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs like Divya Vasant...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'
#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'Article

Corporate Affairs Director of Heineken South Africa Millicent Maroga shares her thoughts on female leadership and empowering women entrepreneurs, some of the challenges women in the industry face, as well as GBV...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneurs
#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneursArticle

A group of entrepreneurs selected by Heineken will receive a complementary online advertising package with a total value of R90,000 to promote their businesses on Bizcommunity...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

Circle of Global Business Women Programme
Circle of Global Business Women ProgrammeArticle

The Embassy of France in South Africa is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to develop a tailor-made programme to support 50 members of the Circle of Global Business Women (CGBW)...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Zubeida Goolam, co-founder of Brandtruth//DGTL
#WomensMonth: Zubeida Goolam, co-founder of Brandtruth//DGTLArticle

In many fields, women entrepreneurs are leading the way. In the digital marketing industry, one woman who started her business alongside her partner, is Zubeida Goolam...

21 Aug 2020

Vughala Mashitoa, Sinazo Sgwabe, Jannine Adams and Nomvuselelo Songelwa of Jurni
#Women'sMonth: Reawakening tourism through technologyArticle

Many flourishing tourism businesses saw their income dry up overnight with the arrival of Covid-19. The pandemic has dealt a particularly cruel blow to the women in the industry, who make up 70% of the workforce

20 Aug 2020

Heineken SA entrepreneur profiles for Women's Month: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, CEO of Brewsters Craft
Heineken SA entrepreneur profiles for Women's Month: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, CEO of Brewsters CraftArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs such as Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sitting at Liberty's Blue Table Sessions with Babazile Mbetse
#WomensMonth: Sitting at Liberty's Blue Table Sessions with Babazile MbetseArticle

Liberty Group South Africa launched the Blue Table Sessions where women from all walks of life converse about the value women bring to the economy in a time of Covid-19 and beyond...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?
How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?Article

Whilst female entrepreneurship is on the rise globally, The World Bank's research shows that female entrepreneurs tend to encounter a unique set of challenges in starting and running their businesses...

Andiswa Bata 13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SA
#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SAArticle

With extensive global experience, Alison Collier, a definite role model for future businesswomen, shares her journey with us this Women's Month...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industryArticle

As Vodacom's chief officer of Corporate Affairs, an executive director at Vodacom South Africa and chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation, Takalani Netshitenzhe, believes toxic masculinity is one of the biggest challenges in the work place for women...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin Connect
#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin ConnectArticle

As the founder of Yin Connect, a 100% BEE woman-owned boutique consultancy, Yvonne Iyer helps connect businesses with retired German experts...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'
SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'Article

SME South Africa commemorates Women's Month 2020 with the launch of the 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling' series, sponsored by Nedbank...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Aug 2020

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