EP 14 – How Megan McCormick CEO of Oze is Transforming Access to Funding for Women and SMEs in Africa

In today’s episode, I embark on a journey of entrepreneurial inspiration and economic empowerment with Megan McCormick, the CEO and co-founder of OZE a fintech platform transforming the way small businesses in Africa manage finances and access capital. Megan’s story is a testament to the profound impact of entrepreneurship, characterized by resilience, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to societal progress.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

1. From Inspiration to Innovation:

Meghan’s journey began with a profound commitment to addressing economic disparities in Guinea, leading to the inception of Dare to Innovate, Guinea’s first business accelerator.

Her experiences as an innovation strategist further fueled her passion for applying human-centered design to solve complex challenges facing African SMEs.

2. OZE: Empowering African SMEs:

Meghan shares the story behind launching OZE and how it’s designed to support SMEs with tools for digital record-keeping, financial analytics, and access to unsecured loans, propelling them toward success.

3. Championing Women in Tech and Fintech:

Reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of being a female tech entrepreneur, Meghan highlights the importance of peer support, setting high standards, finding male allies, and sharing success stories to inspire and empower more women to enter the tech space.

4. What’s Next for OZE:

Exciting developments are on the horizon for OZE, including expanding its reach to provide capital to entrepreneurs in more African countries, with a vision of building 100 million profitable small businesses across the continent.

Closing Thoughts:

Meghan McCormick’s journey and the impact of OZE is a powerful reminder of the potential within each entrepreneur to create significant change. Her dedication to improving the SME landscape in Africa through technology is not just inspiring but a call to action for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Thank you for joining us on Thriving on Purpose. Subscribe for more inspiring stories and practical advice from female leaders like Meghan. Together, let’s thrive and make a difference in the world of entrepreneurship.

Your next steps

Elevate your small business with OZE! Download the app today to unlock powerful tools for business management and growth.