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Entrepreneur urges government to empower young women

by Mandla Ndlovu
21 Sep 2022 at 13:08hrs | Views
Female Entrepreneur Patience Maregedze has implored government and the business community to offer a helping hand to young women entrepreneurs as they seek to reduce the gap between men and women in business.

Maregedze said it was difficult for young women to establish themselves in male dominated areas such as mining , construction and others because of various entry barriers.

she hailed the establishment of the Women's bank and other entities which are helping women penetrate male dominated business areas. She added that, "Women should not be relegated to fashion , make up , hair and catering which have limited profit margins and limited opportunities for growth and expansion."

She was speaking at a Business seminar hosted by the Zimbabwe Business Journal in Harare. Maregedze who hails from Bulawayo has set up a unique fashion house known as House of Patience in Harare which seeks to provide high quality fashion clothing at affordable prices.
House of Patience has become popular amongst young working  women and students in Harare who need to keep up with fashion trends on a daily basis.

Maregedze is also known as the Basketball queen for her prowess in the sport which has seen her playing in the female basketball league. She has also worked on the Straight Talk TV show.

Source - Byo24News