Breaking the Mould: African Women Mean Business
- Date: Friday, 01 June 2012
- Venue: Arusha International Conference Center
- Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Moderator TBC
- Dr. Eve Hawa Sinare
- Mary Boyoi
- Deola Sagoe
- Susan Mashibe
- Joke Silva
Over the centuries, the positive role of African women entrepreneurial flair has never been in doubt.
African women traditionally play major roles in economic development. Most of them are the backbone of family-owned businesses, agricultural units, community enterprises and trans-border trading. Their enterprising nature is demonstrable in numerous sectors such as traditional crafts, agricultural distribution and informal micro-sectors encapsulated in bazars and markets throughout the continent. Indigenous entrepreneurship, particularly in micro, small and medium enterprises is a major source of employment creation, business dynamism and innovation. In recent decades, women are creating formal business organizations such as start-up ventures, SMEs and not-for-profit oriented organisations.