Dimensions of opportunity

Women Entrepreneurship

Bopinc boosts economic productivity and growth in low-income markets by unleashing women’s potential as entrepreneurs in value chains and consumers of beneficial products and services.
Opportunity

A business opportunity that will change the lives of millions

At times, women sales agents are more trusted and convincing for consumers in low-income markets, especially when related to beneficial products that improve a family's quality of life.

Further to this, there are also opportunities in value chains to leverage the role of women as entrepreneurs, as they already play (often unpaid) roles - to contribute to work, such as processing of food and the ownership of piped water systems.

In addition, many women-led SMEs in relevant sectors can contribute to local economic growth and wider availability of essential products and services.

Core expertise

How we go about Women Entrepreneurship

Inclusive
Innovation

We support innovation of products for women based on gender-smart insights and co-created business cases.

Marketing
and Distribution

Bring women into value chains as agents and entrepreneurs to reach low-income consumers.

Inclusive Business Empowerment

Gender focused training and inclusion tools for (micro) entrepreneurs, retailers and accelerators.

Connect with us

Getting more entrepreneurial

Lotte-Marie and Hiwot are our Women Entrepreneurship leads, get in touch!

Lotte-Marie Brouwer
Hiwot Shimeles
Projects

Our work on Women Entrepreneurship

2SCALE | IFDC | SNV

DANIDA | Arla Foods

ANDE | One to Watch

Downloads

Resources

Promoting Women Leaders in Agribusiness: A needs-based approach in 2SCALE’s Aya initiative

Although women play significant roles in agricultural value chains they're often left out of the decision-making process. Or heavily under-represented in transportation, marketing, and sales. They also face a “triple-burden” of responsibilities to their businesses, families, and communities - leaving them far less time to invest in their businesses. Through Aya, we have been engaging women agribusiness entrepreneurs in training and networking. A key step towards helping make the agri-value chain more gender-equal.

From Access to Impact: Three main barriers in women’s financial inclusion (and how to solve them)

The opportunity for women’s financial inclusion in emerging markets is huge. No wonder it’s becoming such a big priority for both governments and companies in the financial sector. Sadly, company efforts to bring more women onboard as users of financial services and products, are often hampered by barriers that are systemic and structural in nature. We will highlight three of the main barriers, provide you with a practical approach for designing for women and share several inspirational examples.

Micro and Mighty: How last mile entrepreneurs are making financial inclusion possible for women

If women's financial inclusion is a long race, micro-entrepreneurship is the winning mile! In this workshop hosted at the Sankalp Summit, we explored the gender finance gap and designed inclusive solutions to facilitate women’s financial inclusion through micro-entrepreneurship.

WE Rise Toolkit for Accelerators

This toolkit helps accelerators in making their programs more gender-smart by reaching out to women entrepreneurs, developing their businesses and connecting women entrepreneurs to each other and the right sources of finance.

WE Rise Toolkit for Entrepreprneurs

This toolkit is created specifically for women entrepreneurs that own a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) and want to assess and access the suitable sources of finance while becoming a gender inclusion champions.

Accelerating Gender Outcomes

Evidence from ANDE’s Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund

Value add

We help push innovations for the circular economy

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Project ideas

Explore Women
Entrepreneurship with us

We’re looking for companies that are keen to explore what Women Entrepreneurship could mean to their business. A few project ideas we are eager to pick up.

Women for women innovation challenge

Encourage innovation and commercialisation of women-focused products.

Table banking for entrepreneurs

Provide affordable finance to smaller entrepreneurs through community banking

Connect female entrepreneurs

Worldwide platform for women entrepreneurs in low-income markets