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Over 2020, 2021 and 2022, we’re going to directly support 100,000 more women in low and middle income countries to start & grow successful businesses.

This will help bring prosperity, security and equality not just to these women, but also to their families, communities, economies and the world. With the help of visionary philanthropists, business leaders and experts, we’re raising £10 million to reach tens of thousands of women a year through our innovative, bold programmes.

Currently, all over the world women earn less than men and are more likely to own micro, vulnerable and informal businesses. Women are less likely to have access to assets, property and financial services. They are far more likely to shoulder the burden of unpaid work. This not only restricts economic opportunities and livelihoods for families around the world: it means half the world’s population being denied basic human rights.

When women are empowered, everyone stands to benefit.

We launched the 100,000 Women Campaign in January 2020. In its first 6 months we reached almost 12,000 women and we’re firmly on track to reach another 24,000 by the end of the year.

We’re delighted to share with you our first major progress update:

We exist to help women redefine the future. Since our inception in 2008, we’ve directly supported over 175,000 women. Now, we are increasing the scale, breadth and impact of our work. Not only will this have an incredible impact on women, families and communities, and help achieve global gender equality, it will help create huge global benefit. Research we published with Boston Consulting Group shows that if women had equal opportunities to be entrepreneurs, global GDP could rise by $5 trillion. Now, due to the worldwide pandemic, that need is felt more strongly than ever.


You can be part of this huge impact: join our 100,000 Women Campaign today!

Our goal is to empower over 100,000 more women through our programmes, technology, and a strengthened global entrepreneurship ecosystem. Our target is an ambitious one, but wholly achievable with the support, influence and donations of companies and individuals like yourselves.

You can be part of this incredible impact by making a vital gift to the Campaign, becoming a corporate or institutional partner, or even joining our Global Campaign Board—convened by Cherie Blair—an incredible network of visionary leaders who are collaborating to help raise funds, expand our reach and achieve our goal.

Join our many supporters, like Hillary Clinton, June Sarpong and Ozwald Boateng, and partners like PayPal, Bank of America and USAID, and help us close the gender gap in entrepreneurship and empower women all over the world!

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