Ishara Maharaj

  • University of Cape Town, PhD


Ishara believes that if women are empowered through their entrepreneurial pursuits, whole communities will real the benefits. She is pursuing a PhD in women’s entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town. Her research uses life course methodology to explore the life stories of women entrepreneurs from township economies. She aims to not only contribute to entrepreneurship research from a Global South perspective, but to also give voice to millions of women from low-income communities.