The Rising Tide Of Female Entrepreneurs - A recent report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) showed a marked increase in the number of female entrepreneurs. According to 2012 statistics, 48 million female entrepreneurs and 64 million female established business owners now employ at least one other person in their operations, across 67 economies. Approximately 12 million of these women entrepreneurs are expected to grow their businesses by at least six employees over the next five years. Full Article
Women's Struggle For Liberation Remembered - Although men still dominate, more women are rising through the ranks in business, but the fight for equality is far from over, as power relations remain skewed. Read Full Article on ENCA South Africa.
Mamphela Urges Transformation For Women - Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele says Women's Day is about honouring and celebrate women and acknowledging their contrbution to society. Yesterday, marked the 57th anniversary of the women's march to the Union Buildings against pass laws. She says the playing fields have to be leveled. Read Full Article on Eye Witness News
Businesswomen assemble in Odaiba to close gender gap - (Menafn - Japan Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Hundreds of working women from Hokkaido to Okinawa gathered at the 18th International Conference for Women in Business in Tokyo's Odaiba district to discuss ways to close Japan's huge gender gap and help women play bigger roles in the workforce. Full Article
Indian origin woman in NZ local government polls fray - An Indian origin woman is in with a chance to become the first Muslim woman to be elected to a local government body in New Zealand. Full Article