According to iD4D Sustainable Development News “Africa leads the world in terms of numbers of women business owners. In fact, women in Africa are more likely than men to be entrepreneurs. Women make up 58 % the continent’s self-employed population. However, a recent World Bank report, Profiting from Parity, shows that women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa continue to earn lower profits than men (34 % less on average)”.
Women are underrepresented in property and breaking into the real estate industry has not been easy. For centuries, women could not even purchase property in own their name.
However, the tides are turning and Neltah from Botswana tells her story.
Neltah Tshepiso Mosimanegape is the founder and CEO of Tempest Gold, a real estate company with business interests in Africa. She has an MSc in Project Management from the University of Bolton and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Real Estate at the University of Witwatersrand. Her business and leadership acumen have gained her recognition continentally and internationally. Tempest Gold’s listing app was selected as one of Demo Africa’s in 2018 Top 30 start-ups in Africa.
Recently, the company’s flagship property technology software, ‘MRSP’ is a digital property management toolbox. In 2019, she was awarded the ‘Women in Africa’ Botswana Laureate and was also named the ‘Young Property Person of the Year.’ In addition, Neltah was recognized by ‘Wealth & Finance International’ in 2020 as the ‘Best Woman-Owned Property Technology Start-Up-Africa.’
She has sat on the Board of the Real Estate Institute of Botswana and the National Youth Council, where she served as the Secretary-General in both positions. Wealth & Finance International’ in 2020 as the ‘Best Woman-Owned Property Technology Start-Up-Africa.’ She plans on growing her ‘gender equality’ advocacy in business, as well as influence ‘gender policymaking’ upon completion of her studies.
To date, Tempest Gold’s property technology product, MRSP, has raised grant funding from the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Women Entrepreneurship for Africa and continues to raise funds to grow Tempest Gold’s product offering. Tempest Gold has established partnerships in West Africa and continues to actively look for continental partners in other regions in Africa to increase its property technology offerings footprint in the continent.
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