Despite economic headwinds, African entrepreneurs are mobilising around solutions designed to deliver both commercial and social value, and women are at the front of this wave.

Africa has proved its ability to lead and innovate using existing infrastructure to develop novel solutions, says Lelemba Phiri, Co-Founder and Partner of ATG Samata, and women investors, executives, business owners and employees show they’re up for the challenge. To ensure this potential is realised will require intentional efforts to address performance barriers and eliminate gender biases, according to Rowena Reyes, Investment Director at Sweef Capital.

Read more in this article exploring ways to enable and progress women as leaders and entrepreneurs, part of the the Sweef Capital Gender ROITM Insight series