Pressing for Change
With women entrepreneurs, we’re influencing change to close the gender gap in entrepreneurship.
The voices of women entrepreneurs
We listen to women entrepreneurs. We do research and gather insights from our programmes in low and middle income countries. And we share our evidence to inform global and national policy making processes.
Our research includes thematic policy reports focusing on key issues for women entrepreneurs, most recently COVID-19, and gender stereotypes. Watch our CEO present the key findings of our latest report as part of our November 2021 Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business Summit.
Our annual audit of women entrepreneurs’ experiences provides an invaluable state of sector analysis on the key challenges, motivations and recommendations from women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries.
Making change happen
We work with global stakeholders on specific advocacy projects to undertake research and analysis, to share recommendations and to press for change from decision-makers and business leaders so women entrepreneurs are not held back.
We amplify women entrepreneurs’ voices globally, through sharing our evidence and their stories and solutions, and by advocating for policy and practice changes that will make the most difference to their businesses and lives.
For example, we network, comment on, and speak at relevant global and regional events to ensure that positive change, investment and support for women entrepreneurs are on the agenda. Read our calls to G7 leaders to put women front and centre of the global economic recovery from COVID-19.
Commitment to action at Clinton Global Initiative
Together with partners across the globe, we will support one million women entrepreneurs by 2030
Cherie Blair: Breaking Barriers, Building Businesses – Catalysing Women’s Entrepreneurship in the G20
Global commitments to gender equality are not leading to action. It is high time for decision makers to value and prioritise women as business owners.
Reducing the digital gender divide: Our takeaways from CSW67
Our Director of External Affairs reflects on contributing to CSW67.