Despite the immense value that women entrepreneurs offer South African society at large, there is a $42 billion (R794bn) gender funding gap that exists in sub-Saharan Africa, according to The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs. Picture: Supplied

Entrepreneurship is a vital part of South Africa’s business world, with small businesses providing essential employment opportunities and providing millions of people with viable livelihoods.

For a number of reasons, including the fact that women have been found to reinvest more of their income into the health and education of their children and the community, women entrepreneurs need to be supported in achieving their goals.

READ the original article on iol