An infographic featuring the numbers of tablet devices in South Africa. Information from World Wide Worx.
What does this tell us?
The % of formal firms owned by women in Africa.
What does it not tell us?
The number of informal small businesses and sole traderships run by women in Africa.
What gaps does it reveal?
1) The glaring gender-equity gap
2) The lack of data (or difficulty of data-collection) in the remaining African countries
3) A missing link in data collection itself: where it seems that using formal-business activity as a performance indicator falls short in an environment where informal-business activity is the driver of significant growth
What am I going to do about it?
Register a frikkin’ company. ASAP. And charge y’all for the Strategic Communications, PR and Marketing work that I do for hours and hours and hours. Watch this space.
PS- I love love love the uber-friendly, easily-digestable information from @afrographique. I had the privilege of seeing Ivan at TEDxStellenbosch, and the work just speaks for itself: intelligently elegant.
An infographic depicting the percentage share of formal firms that are owned by women in Africa. Data from the World Bank.