“Increased access to funding and business guiding at this early stage… would serve to break some of the many obstacles faced by women — and would help unleash broader and more balanced economic development and growth.”
- Erika van der Merwe is chief executive officer of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Erika holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) accreditation, has a Master’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an M.Com in Economics from the University of Natal. Erika’s career has extended from economic analysis within the asset management industry to financial journalism. Her most recent position has been that of anchor at CNBC Africa’s Johannesburg bureau.