Road to Growth in South Africa

Our seven-week intensive Road to Growth programme is running in South Africa for the first time, with the support of our partners.

With the support of our partners, DHL Express and the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy, our seven-week intensive business training programme Road to Growth is running in South Africa for the first time.

Building on the 2,800 women Road to Growth has supported worldwide so far, the programme will offer a select group of 50 South Africa women entrepreneurs the opportunity to progress in their entrepreneurial journey, building business skills, financial literacy, networks and confidence via online learning and coaching.

Road to Growth is one of the Foundation’s programmes. The seven-week intensive business management and investment readiness programme uses a unique, custom-built online learning tool. This programme also presents the women who participate with networking opportunities within the group, serving as a highly successful professional and personal support system.

Why are we bringing Road to Growth to South Africa?

33% less Women-owned SMEs in South Africa have up to 33% lower turnover than men's

49 / 54 South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem ranks 49th out of 54 countries surveyed by GEM

$100 billion Sub-Saharan African economies lose $100 billion every year due to the labour market gender gap

Road to Growth: an intensive business management and investment readiness programme

Road to Growth is one of the Foundation's three flagship programmes, which also include HerVenture and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. The programme is delivered over seven weeks, covering a new topic every week. Road to Growth is currently delivered in Nigeria, Kenya and Guyana.

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Our partners

Road to Growth in Kenya is supported by our partner DHL, and delivered with our partner Sinapis.