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While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained by a lack of entrepreneurial intent, perceived business opportunities, and shortage of support and resources such as capital and training, according to findings from the second Mastercard [...]
Index shows Ghana has the highest percentage of women business owners worldwide. Uganda is third overall. Following the release of the Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) today, it was revealed that 46.4 percent of businesses in Ghana are owned by women, making it one of the top performing African countries highlighted in the index. [...]
Girls4Tech™ workshops introduced in Africa in 2017 focus on driving interest in STEM Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap. Mastercard is working to bridge this gap by empowering young girls in Africa with Girls4Tech STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workshops. Women [...]
Central Bank of Egypt Governor and Mastercard President and CEO Discuss Ways to Grow the Use of Digital Payments in Egyptdebwin 2017-11-20T08:33:14+00:00
Mr. Tarek Amer, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, met with Mastercard President and CEO, Mr. Ajay Banga, today to discuss the role of digital payments in Egypt in the framework of driving financial inclusion across the country. During the visit, Mr. Amer highlighted the Central Bank of Egypt’s commitment to drive a new [...]
Eng. Sherif Ismail, the Egyptian Prime Minister, held a meeting this morning at the General Authority for Foreign Investment (GAFI) with Mr. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of Mastercard. The meeting was attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), along with the Ministers of Telecommunication, Education, Transport, and the Chairman [...]
Building on the success of Mastercard’s ongoing financial inclusion efforts and firming up plans to roll out its future strategy for digital advancements in the country’s payments sector Guided by its vision of a cashless world and since the beginning of its operations in the country, Mastercard has made financial inclusion one of its top [...]
Mastercard and Nigerian Business Leaders Commit to Transforming Nigeria’s Cities into Strong Economic Hubsdebwin 2017-11-15T07:34:00+00:00
Bismarck Rewane, renowned economist led discussions with Mastercard president and CEO, Ajay Banga, who is visiting the country this week. With half of Nigeria’s population currently living in cities, it is critical that a development framework is in place to ensure future growth is sustainable. This was a key message highlighted at [...]
Nigeria’s Vice President and Mastercard President and CEO Discuss Role of Technology in Country’s Developmentdebwin 2017-11-15T06:42:02+00:00
Mr Banga spoke to the company’s investment into the sector with the launch of Masterpass QR, which is geared to help local businesses overcome barriers to growth.
Connecting the informal market to the formal economy: Ajay Banga, Mastercard president and CEO (right), discusses the benefits of mobile payments with Paul Makuleke, owner of Kasi Convenience Food and Internet Café in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Makuleke is one of thousands of informal traders who can now use Masterpass, the digital payment service from Mastercard, [...]