Technology for Women in Business | Western Cape Government

Technology for Women in Business


Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) was created under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in 1998, the Year of Science and Technology, to help advance women in business, with a particular emphasis on the application of science and technology to achieve business growth in women-led enterprises, particularly small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs) .

A very special part of the TWIB initiative is the support it will give to young women in encouraging them to follow careers in science and technology. This initiative is known as the Techno-Girl Programme.

“To move wowen in business from the periphery into the mainstream of the economy through the use of technology”


  • Facilitating focused action by women enterpreneurs at all levels.
  • Creating successful role models.
  • Unlock solutions to progressive approaches to doing business in a global economy.
  • Exploit partnerships with government, corporates and woman focused organisations.

TWIB Awards

The TWIB annual awards celebrate and recognise women who succeed in integrating technology in their business. Those who win awards, together with those who are nominated, become our technology ambassadors.


For more information, visit the Technology for Women in Business website

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The content on this page was last updated on 15 October 2019