According to Mastercard’s Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship, 46.4% of businesses in Ghana are owned by women. This is significant, given the historically unfavourable entrepreneurial, social, and financial conditions in the country. But Ghana might have the world’s fastest growing economy, with a projected growth rate at 8.3%-8.9%. Russia and Uganda follow Ghana in high female entrepreneurship. Women are often driven to business in less wealthy markets out of necessity or a need to survive.