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November 17, 2022

In September, USAID CATALYZE joined in a half-day event with USAID INVEST and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Gender Equality Initiative, to discuss critical challenges and opportunities related to fostering women’s economic growth through entrepreneurship, and in particular, improved access to finance for women-owned small- to medium-sized enterprises (W-SMEs).

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November 16, 2022

During Bpeace’s session at the 2022 ANDE Annual Conference, participants discussed the obstacles they and the businesses they work with face when implementing climate-forward policies and practices.

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November 15, 2022

It’s no secret that women entrepreneurs face significant challenges in building their businesses. And it is costing them, with an estimated $1.7 trillion financing gap for women-owned, small, and medium enterprises (W-SMEs). But it’s not just limiting the entrepreneurs themselves – it’s costing society too. When women are empowered economically, they invest back into their families and communities, creating broader prosperity.

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November 10, 2022

This is the first post in a jointly produced three-part blog series entitled, “What’s Working in Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship?” produced from the discussions at the September 12th learning event hosted by ANDE. Collectively, this series covers the sectors’ success stories and how to recreate their structures to shift purposeful investment into what works, fostering women’s economic growth, and affirming their indispensable role in economic development.

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November 3, 2022
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October 28, 2022

ANDE East and Southeast Asia started our #GenderGems campaign to showcase key actors working to support women's entrepreneurship last year and again this year to explore how these amazing organizations across Southeast Asia embrace and incorporate a gender lens into their work.

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October 26, 2022

We held our 2022 ANDE Annual Conference in person in Leesburg, Virginia, USA after two years of virtual convenings. Thanks to our wonderful ANDE members, this year's conference agenda was purposefully created around the conference theme, Resilient Entrepreneurship. We enjoyed 13 workshops, 10 breakout sessions, 8 micro-talks, 2 entrepreneur journeys sessions, a featured speaker, a fireside chat, 2 speed networking sessions, and a gala dinner.

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October 18, 2022
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October 10, 2022

We had the wonderful opportunity to connect with various ecosystem players at the Singapore Business Show from 28-29 September. In this blog post, we are sharing with you some service providers that have stood out to us. If any of these individuals and organizations can support your entrepreneurship ventures, please reach out to them directly. 

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October 5, 2022
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September 28, 2022
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September 8, 2022

We are delighted to have you join us for our 2022 Metrics from the Ground Up Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is some information on planning your trip.

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