So, what makes a winning nation in Africa? Well, according to the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, it's entrepreneurship. Those nations that create an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive by encouraging 'out of the box' thinking and innovation; or providing access to finance and new markets; are ultimately more successful. This is certainly the case in Africa - the top 10 winning countries in the report actively support entrepreneurship, and women are key drivers of this trend. Countries such as Botswana (1st overall in the report) and Rwanda (most improved country), are both exciting places for women entrepreneurs to launch businesses. According to Novella Bottini, Prosperity Index Economist, initiatives that support women's empowerment and a more active participation in business will be key for future prosperity.