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Women Have Trouble Calling Themselves Experts

Women Have Trouble Calling Themselves Experts

Having owned my current business for more than 10 years — and mentored hundreds of women business owners — I’ve come to realize one of the most common struggles we women entrepreneurs display when it comes to embracing leadership is hesitation. Hesitation to take the leap, hesitation to speak up, hesitation to leave our mark on the world. I, too, fell into the […]

National Bank Of Malawi Launches Women Special Loan Scheme

National Bank Of Malawi Launches Women Special Loan Scheme

National Bank of Malawi Plc recently conducted a women’s training and interactive workshop aimed at grooming ladies doing entrepreneurship. Some of the participants. The training workshop was conducted at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the Capital Lilongwe at BICC. The bank also disclosed that it will start offering special loans up to K5 […]

The Gambia Women’s Chamber Of Commerce Launches Its 1st Annual Women In Business Forum

The Gambia Women’s Chamber Of Commerce Launches Its 1st Annual Women In Business Forum

The Gambia Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) on Thursday 27th June 2019, held its official launching and the 1st Annual Women in Business Forum at a local hotel, with the theme: “Unleashing the Economic potentials of Women Owned Businesses.” The Forum is meant to aggregate the interest of women in terms of access to finance […]

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honours Top Female Entrepreneurs In South Africa

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honours Top Female Entrepreneurs In South Africa

To celebrate the strides made by women in agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors during Women’s Month, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) announced the top female farmers at a prestigious ceremony held in Eastern Cape last night. The DAFF Female Entrepreneur Awards, which are in their 19th year, continue to pay tribute to […]

The Female Entrepreneurs Of The Ugandan Workforce

The Female Entrepreneurs Of The Ugandan Workforce

Women entrepreneurs are not new to the Ugandan workforce. In fact, about 45 per cent of the businesses on whose backs the economy of Uganda is built are run by woman in both the formal and informal sector. While entrepreneurs generally do not have it easy, the challenges faced by women in business cut across […]

Facebook Targets Female Entrepreneurs In Nigeria With SheMeansBusiness

Facebook Targets Female Entrepreneurs In Nigeria With SheMeansBusiness

Social media platform, Facebook has unveiled an initiative, #SheMeansBusiness, designed to inspire and train female entrepreneurs across the country to build, grow and start their own businesses. Facebook noted that in a recent study conducted by Development Economics on behalf of the platform, it is estimated that businesses set up by women in Nigeria over […]

I Lost These 3 Self-Limiting Beliefs As A Woman Entrepreneur

I Lost These 3 Self-Limiting Beliefs As A Woman Entrepreneur

As evidenced by McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace 2016 report, women are still not represented in the numbers they should be in corporate America. Men’s lot is rather more promising: Early in their careers, they are promoted at a rate 30 percent higher than that of women, leaving the female half of the workforce substantially more likely to […]

Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

A couple of years ago, I quit my 13 year career with a FTSE30 company to set up my own online business. The driving force behind my decision was the fact that I have two young sons, and I was sick of not being there for them. I felt like I was in a permanent […]

These Female Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Co-Founder To Work Around Sexism

These Female Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Co-Founder To Work Around Sexism

From the scandals involving gender bias at Uber and Google and the resignations of two prominent investors as a result of accusations of sexual harassment, the last few months have seen an intense focus about how issues of workplace sexism and discrimination are addressed, especially in Silicon Valley. The sexism at play in the tech industry can manifest in a number […]

Be The Powerful Force That Shapes The Work Environment

Be The Powerful Force That Shapes The Work Environment

1. Look Forward, Not Back Part of being an entrepreneur is being an innovator. So I encourage women to be the unstoppable force that makes the future what you want it to be. Pursue your passion and don’t get deterred if it is in a historically male-dominated field. I was told early in my career that there aren’t many women executives […]

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