Women entrepreneurs: A big part of the Yoco family

Women entrepreneurs make up 19% of the total business owners in SA. Find out what the the percentage is for Yoco merchants.
A woman entrepreneurs using her Yoco device at her business.

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.

An infographic showing the humber of women entrepreneurs using Yoco.
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