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.
How we go about Women Entrepreneurship
We support innovation of products for women based on gender-smart insights and co-created business cases.
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.
Getting more entrepreneurial
Lotte-Marie is our Women Entrepreneurship lead, get in touch!
Our work on Women Entrepreneurship
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
Sharing more Women Entrepreneurship insights
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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