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Video March 25, 2019

Why More Women Should Take on Traditionally Male Jobs

Women in Africa are more likely to be in the labor force than women in other regions. But female-owned businesses typically operate in more crowded markets, they have fewer employees, lower average sales, and less value-added. New research shows that female entrepreneurs can build larger and more profitable companies when they operate in male-dominated sectors. Meet some of these African women who are breaking the mold and venturing into construction and manufacturing.