Unlocking the potential of women entrepreneurs

Removing the barriers that hinder women from thriving as entrepreneurs would go a long way to facilitate growth in Africa by unlocking a huge amount of human capital. To a far greater extent than men, women business owners invest in their communities. Arancha González of the International Trade Centre has stated that “women entrepreneurs invest 90% of their revenues into the community.” González goes on to say that women entrepreneurs are “not only an amazing engine for growth, but they are an amazing engine for equitably distributing growth.”