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Hope Ditlhakanyane

Investing In Women

Founder of We Fund Women and Head of Venture Sourcing for Founders Factory Africa, Hope Ditlhakanyane reveals why we need to invest in women-owned businesses

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Hope is passionate about using entrepreneurship to solve tough socio-economic challenges. She does this by supporting entrepreneurs to scale, as well as founding We Fund Women, an organisation that develops and invests in African women entrepreneurs. She is currently the Head of Venture Sourcing for Founders Factory Africa and, through MEST Africa, supports startups across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.


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About This Recipe


Women play an important role in the economy. Not only are they business owners and job creators, but they are also a key market, being the main purchase decision-makers in most homes. And yet they receive the smallest piece of the pie as far as business investments go, and are often undermined by investors who challenge their experience at every turn. Getting funding as a woman-owned business is a demoralising process. How can we change this and create a more inclusive and supportive investment space? Hope Ditlhakanyane, Head of Venture Sourcing at Founders Factory Africa unpacks in 10 empowering bites.

What You'll Learn


In this recipe, you will learn about some of the struggles that women entrepreneurs currently face in today's market as well as the importance of creating a diverse working environment and investing in women-led businesses. This recipe is ideal for women entrepreneurs needing an extra hand as well as for investors considering investment into a women-led business.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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