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Women Entrepreneurs Making Headway In South Africa, But Roadblocks Remain

2018-03-13T16:12:59+00:00

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 [...]

Women Entrepreneurs Making Headway In South Africa, But Roadblocks Remain 2018-03-13T16:12:59+00:00

Africa a World Leader in Women Business Owners: Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

2018-03-08T18:54:50+00:00

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. [...]

Africa a World Leader in Women Business Owners: Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2018-03-08T18:54:50+00:00

Engaging Africa’s Young Girls with Technology

2018-03-02T11:38:33+00:00

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 [...]

Engaging Africa’s Young Girls with Technology 2018-03-02T11:38:33+00:00

Central Bank of Egypt Governor and Mastercard President and CEO Discuss Ways to Grow the Use of Digital Payments in Egypt

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 [...]

Central Bank of Egypt Governor and Mastercard President and CEO Discuss Ways to Grow the Use of Digital Payments in Egypt 2017-11-20T08:33:14+00:00

Egyptian Prime Minister Discusses Means for Cooperation with Mastercard CEO

2017-11-20T08:29:15+00:00

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 [...]

Egyptian Prime Minister Discusses Means for Cooperation with Mastercard CEO 2017-11-20T08:29:15+00:00

A New Era of Payments in Egypt Through Innovation, Collaboration and Digitization

2017-11-20T08:25:17+00:00

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 [...]

A New Era of Payments in Egypt Through Innovation, Collaboration and Digitization 2017-11-20T08:25:17+00:00

Mastercard and Nigerian Business Leaders Commit to Transforming Nigeria’s Cities into Strong Economic Hubs

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 [...]

Mastercard and Nigerian Business Leaders Commit to Transforming Nigeria’s Cities into Strong Economic Hubs 2017-11-15T07:34:00+00:00

Mastercard Partners with Spazapp to Bring Mobile Payments to Informal Traders

2017-11-14T09:51:14+00:00

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, [...]

Mastercard Partners with Spazapp to Bring Mobile Payments to Informal Traders 2017-11-14T09:51:14+00:00
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