HerVenture is a mobile learning app that supports women entrepreneurs to access the skills, confidence and networks they need to grow their businesses.

HerVenture provides essential business training and support, enabling women to access skills-building information ‘on the go’. It features six learning ‘tracks’ on a range of needs, including launching a business, product innovation and expanding market access. The app will soon include a 7th learning track focusing on e-commerce, which has emerged as a priority in a survey the Foundation conducted on how COVID-19 has affected the women entrepreneurs in our network. Based on user input, the app suggests a personalised learning roadmap for each entrepreneur. Content is provided in bite-sized, easily digestible formats such as swipe-able cards, quizzes and videos. Static content can also be accessed offline. The app allows users to find and connect with each other, as well as learn about local business events.

HerVenture is highly scalable and can be adapted to any geography or language across the world. It is currently available in Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria. We will be expanding and scaling our reach in all of these countries as a priority for 2020.

The app has been developed over the past few years with support from with Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ through the wider DevelopHer initiative, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Happel Foundation, the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, the Swedish Postcode Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation and DHL.

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“A path to gender equality and improved living conditions is through enabling women to become economically independent. We are therefore very pleased to support the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in their innovative approach to strengthen women in Indonesia through providing access to digital business training for small enterprises.”
– Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General of the Swedish Postcode Foundation


Qualcomm® Wireless Reach believes access to advanced wireless technologies can improve people’s lives. Qualcomm Wireless Reach is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. For the last ten years, Wireless Reach has invested in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability, impacting over 11 million beneficiaries.

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The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation has a strategic focus supporting education with an emphasis on math and science in the United States, promoting women as catalysts for economic development and ending deaths from malaria.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfilment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.5 billion, through more than 4,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.

The Happel Foundation is a Swiss charitable foundation domiciled in Lucerne. It was founded in 2006 by the Happel family and is being endowed with funds through the economic success of the family’s business dealings. It is thus independent of other money sources as well as politically and religiously neutral. The Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand it focuses on supporting people in Switzerland (mainly Central Switzerland) who are in social and/or economic distress. On the other hand the foundation puts resources into fighting poverty in developing countries.

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in 1979 by their son and daughter in law, John and Elnora. Its objectives have closely followed the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development in the Third World. In 1997, the substantial holding of Taylor and Francis shares became valuable when the publishing company was floated, and its subsequent merger with Informa further enhanced the value of the shares in the Trust. Since then, more than £40 million has been distributed to a range of charities working in the UK and overseas.

The Swedish Postcode Foundation is a beneficiary to the Swedish Postcode Lottery and provides support to projects that foster positive social impact or search for long-term solutions to global challenges. Since 2007, the foundation has distributed over one billion SEK in support of more than 400 projects in Sweden and internationally.

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