In 2021 Entrepreneurship To The Point (eTTP) was awarded a grant by Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneur (ANDE) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to conduct research titled: Accelerating Women-owned Businesses in Male-Dominated Sectors in South Africa. The purpose of the research was to obtain better understanding of the key barriers to entry and growth, that women-owned businesses face in male-dominated sectors, as well as to identify key factors necessary to accelerate the participation and growth of women-owned businesses in South Africa. The research focused on four traditionally male-dominated sectors identified as crucial by the South African government to drive economic growth and job creation: agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction.
This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, in partnership with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the IDRC or its Board of Governors.