Skilled Migrant African Women of Faith and Diaspora Investment

  • Juliet Thondhlana
  • Roda Madziva
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)


The link between faith and entrepreneurship is a subject of growing multidisciplinary interest. However, not much is known about women of faith’s participation in entrepreneurship activity. Focusing on the African diaspora in the UK, this chapter engages with the transnational entrepreneurship activity among educated and skilled migrant women of faith. We consider the factors which influence their decisions to invest in their countries of origin (COO). In so doing, we highlight the interaction of faith with related education, economic, social and psychological push and pull factors and the accompanying gender-based and related pressures in the context of transnational business investment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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