Disrupt Africa published a piece this week on a study released by IWF South Africa. Read an excerpt below:
“Over 50 per cent of South African women believe corporate jobs are ‘a safer option.’
“This is according to new research conducted by Livingfacts and commissioned by Sage Foundation, entitled ‘The Hidden Factors: SA Women in Business’. Undertaken in partnership with the International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA), the research highlights the obstacles that women face in starting businesses.
“Only 20 per cent of women in the survey, and 16 per cent of respondents who do not have their own business, agreed that having your own business was seen as a viable career choice when they were growing up.
“Most women saw corporate jobs as a safer option, with more than half saying “it is definitely important to me to have financial security and a stable salary.” Nearly a quarter of women saw losing these benefits as a deterrent to starting their own businesses.”
Read the full piece from Disrupt Africa here.