Tag: women entrepreneurs

This business advisory clinic seeks to empower women entrepreneurs in Rwanda

Last month BPN and the University of Rwanda conducted a survey to measure the impact of COVID-19 on Rwandan Entrepreneurs; the subsequent report revealed necessary information for policy makers to develop targeted solutions to the unique challenges facing Rwandan SMEs. BPN themselves also decided to take action and partnered up with UN Women, the PSF Chamber of Women and Kora Coaching to launch an initiative dubbed, the Business Clinic. CNBC Africa spoke to BPN Country Director, Alice Nkulikiyinka for more.

100 women entrepreneurs win Invest2Impact competition

One hundred East African women entrepreneurs were announced the winners of the inaugural 2019 2X Invest2Impact. The initiative was launched to provide these entrepreneurs with networking opportunities, mentorship, business development services, visibility and access to funding, to enable their businesses to thrive and grow. Anne Marie Lévesque, Gender advisor at FinDev Canada joins CNBC Africa for more.

The role of formal education in boosting women’s access to finance

Research out of Viffa Consult in Nairobi has revealed that women entrepreneurs who lack formal education tend depend more on mobile credit, investment clubs, friends and relatives for funding as opposed to bank loans and personal savings which are more widely used by their educated counterparts, but with government and the banking sector focusing on more financial inclusion, what can be done to tip the scale? Victor Otieno, MD of Viffa Consult joins CNBC Africa for more.

G7 commits $251mn package to women entrepreneurs: Are gender inequality gaps narrowing?

This week out out of Biarritz, France, news of a G7 approved $251 million in support African women entrepreneurs has arrived. The package has been committed to African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa initiative and is reported to be a direct response to the demand by women to ease access to financing that was assigned to the AfDB back in 2015. To give her reaction to the news, Gloria Kamanzi, Chairperson of the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) joins CNBC Africa for more.

Supporting women business owners why and how – Access Bank CEO explains

Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe says women-owned businesses are at the heart of the economy. CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with him to discuss the significance of supporting women entrepreneurs.

Banks urged to support women entrepreneurs

On the side-lines of the International Women's Day Conference CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, Coordinator of the W initiative of Access Bank and discussed the need for banks to support women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Understanding motivational factors affecting informal women entrepreneurs

CNBC Africa is joined by Kabira Akoob, an MBL Graduate at UNISA and a researcher on a report about a significant demographic in South Africa's informal economy. 80 per cent of women entrepreneurs are involved in the informal sector's economy growth, compared to 65 per cent of men. Just what are the motivational factors driving women entrepreneurs in rural settings.

Why women-owned businesses in emerging economies like Tanzania often don’t grow

Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa driven by small and medium sized enterprises, more than half of which are owned by women.
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