Technology for Women in Business
Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) is an initiative aimed at enhancing the accessibility of Science and Technology to women in Business and in particular in small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs). It is a national Programme under the support of the Department of Trade and Industry. The emphasis of the programme is on the application of science and technology to achieve business growth in women-led enterprises, particularly small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs).
The objectives of TWIB are:
The Department of Trade and Industry's Gender and Women's Empowerment Unit is responsible for the implementation of the TWIB Programme. The activities thereof include, among others:
TWIB also holds annual awards ceremony to recognise and award women entrepreneurs who have successfully used appropriate technologies to improve the performance of their businesses. For details on the competition, visit the Department of Trade and Industry's website: www.thedti.gov.za