100,000 Women Campaign success!

Over 100,000 women entrepreneurs supported; an enormous ripple effect of impact around the world.

We’re delighted to announce the success of our 100,000 Women Campaign! Together with our partners, between 2019 and 2022 we directly supported over 100,000 women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries to start, grow and sustain their businesses, creating enormous impact around the world.

In 2019 we set out with the ambitious goal of reaching 100,000 more women entrepreneurs by 2022, issuing a rallying call to companies, business leaders and philanthropists everywhere to take action to close the global gender gap in entrepreneurship.

When we formally launched the 100,000 Women Campaign at Davos, with the endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton, we knew this was an enormous undertaking. We didn’t foresee a devastating pandemic that would severely and disproportionately affect the businesses of countless women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries.

Yet, like these women entrepreneurs, we adapted and we persevered. And through dedication, innovation, vital funding and support, and the power of partnerships, we did it!


Campaign achievements

100,274 women supported

90 countries reached

There’s been a big improvement, a big growth from where we were to where we are now. Mampho Sotshongaye, HerVenture user

Our training and mentoring programmes build women’s skills, knowledge and confidence, opening up access to markets, networks and finance, and creating business growth and resilience. Reaching 100,274 women entrepreneurs means supporting 100,274 micro, small and medium businesses, generating positive results like increased staff, clients and profits, as well as wider outcomes such as greater innovation, stronger communities and economies, increased wealth and wellbeing for families and greater visibility of women as business leaders. In this way our Campaign touches the lives of millions of people around the world.

We want to thank everyone who contributed to this fantastic impact: our tireless founder Cherie Blair CBE KC, our incredible Global Campaign Board who have driven our work forward, and our dedicated partners around the world who share our vision.

Above all, we want to thank each and every one of the 100,274 women who trusted us to support their entrepreneurial journeys.