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Comment: Africa has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs. How can we make sure they get funded?

Derek Wells

Mar 18, 2023

Expert Analysis from Sustainable Business Review, a part of Thomson Reuters. By Jessica Blake

April 12 - Africa is rich with women entrepreneurs. In fact, the continent has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in the world, with OECD research revealing that more than a quarter of all businesses were either started or are run by women. In Europe, by contrast, the rate of entrepreneurial activity among women is just 5.7%, per figures from the European Investment Bank. Yet, despite those high levels of entrepreneurial activity, African women draw the short straw when it comes to funding. Read more here.

 A Community for African Female Entrepreneurs 

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