Women entrepreneurs are leading the way in many fields in Africa. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s latest biannual Women’s Entrepreneurship report, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region that reports the highest percentage of female business owners in the world, at 11.3% of its women running businesses (compared to just 6% globally).
Much is the case in Woodstock, Cape Town, where a host of our established, women-run businesses uplift our community by creating jobs and drawing people to the area. Historically a part of Cape Town where industry blossomed since the late 1800s, from glass manufacture to textiles, still today Woodstock is known as a hub for the creative industries and go-to destination for suppliers.
August has become synonymous in South Africa with Women’s Month – perhaps because a single day hardly begins to recognise the importance of female leaders amongst our local and global communities.
This month we profile four of our own Woodstock women, business owners paving the way across the sectors of food, art, fashion and interior design.Continue reading