According to the latest, available data women are the majority in Africa and overrepresented in the informal economy. Sadly, in the formal sector women are less likely to participate, this range from women 63% to men 94% and why? This paper captures women participation in Africa’s economy and ask an important fundamental question that how is going to Africa to achieve the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It is a particular importance for this paper is Goal 5 of the Agenda in attaining gender equality. This paper hopes to engage with a global audience interested in women’s economic empowerment in finding a mechanism to narrow the gap. This is significant because there are so many gifted and talented women living undeserved lives in Africa because they are confined by restrictions imposed upon them by culture, tradition and the law. It is also because the bases of the world economy are men dominated and continue benefited majority men and need to be addressed. This paper will offer a comprehensive assessment and critical perspective of the importance of women participation in globalised Africa’s economy in realizing the sustainable development agenda.
Keywords: Gender, Economy, Africa, Sustainable Development, Global