Thursday, January 10, 2013

Women Entrepreneurs Provide Optimism in Africa

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What will it take to bring more women entrepreneurs into the global marketplace?  Start with greater access to finance and business coaching services, and you will see the number of women engaging in entrepreneurial endeavors only increase.  And that's not just in Africa.
The World Bank recently stated; “The rate of women’s entrepreneurship is high in Africa—higher than in any other region”. A point extenuating the inroads Africa’s women entrepreneurs have made on the path towards gender equality in the past decade.
The Women in Business Challenge -- the business plan competition seeking women entrepreneurs presenting businesses with the potential for high growth and impact -- returns in its fourth edition.

Learn more about what's happening with women entrepreneurs in Africa here.  Sign up for the Women in Business Challenge 2013:  Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth.

Related article on women entrepreneurs:   Enterprising Women 2012:  Women Entrepreneurs Energize Economies (Page 3)

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