While progress towards the gender equality Sustainable Development Goal is growing in many industries, the private equity sector in Southern Africa continues to lag. According to Tanya van Lill, CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), “In the Southern African region, only 9% of the fund managers that are members of SAVCA are women-owned, and collectively manage less than 3% of the assets under management per SAVCA’s records.”

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