Women in business

Women’s Empowerment And Entrepreneurship

To quote Gugu Mjadu, Executive General Manager of Marketing at Business Partners Limited:  “It is clear that women entrepreneurs, both current and future, face a complex web of barriers and restrictions in their attempts to engage in entrepreneurial activities. All these issues require attention if South Africa is to realize women’s potential and reap the economic and social benefits of women’s inclusion. Targeted support of women entrepreneurs is critical to the country’s economic recovery.”


Women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship go hand in hand, empowering female leaders and benefiting society. 

Women entrepreneurs are breaking barriers and inspiring others, creating a ripple effect of progress. The percentage of women embarking on entrepreneurship ventures due to necessity went up from 62% to 91.2%

mainly due to job losses during the COVID-19 lockdowns. 


South Africa moved up two places in Women Business Owner benchmark (ranking 44th), 

with 21.9% of all businesses owned by women in 2021.

The United Nations reports that women reinvest around 90% of their income in the health and education of their children and community, indicating the importance of supporting women’s entrepreneurship to effect socio-economic upliftment.


Small businesses, particularly those led by women, serve as a formidable catalyst for positive change in South Africa. 

They inject fresh ideas, diversity, and vibrancy into the economy, revitalizing local communities.

Backing these enterprises represents an investment in a brighter tomorrow for our society. 

Through collaborative efforts, we can empower them to assume leadership roles, achieve success, and further enrich our nation’s prosperity.


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developing women entrepreneurs

Empowering Women in Leadership

1 - Why it matters
2 - The Women's Empowerment Principles
3 - FIVE components of empowerment
4 – Leadership Qualities to build on

Women's Entrepreneurship

Women's Entrepreneurship

1 – What do women entrepreneurs really want?
2 – Gender specific constraints and social expectations
3 – Empowering women in a changing society
4 – Qualities of female leaders and how to build on them

Workshop :
Women's Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

1 - What do women entrepreneurs really want
2 - Why it all matters
3 - Empowering women in a changing society
4 - Women’s empowerment principles
5 - Components of women's empowerment
6 - Qualities of female leaders and how to build on them