Entrepreneurship is still a very male-dominated occupation. In South Africa only 19% of all business owners are female. The country currently leading the way, globally, is Uganda where 34.8% of business owners are female. Read more in the 2017 Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs.
Based on these numbers we’re incredibly proud that 49.7% of the Yoco family are women business owners. Here are some key facts about women entrepreneurs at Yoco:
- There are over 5 000 women business owners using Yoco to date.
- They have transacted over R600m using Yoco card machines.
- They have a strong presence in the Health & Beauty, Retail and Tourism sectors.
Take a closer look at this group in the below infographic.