Diksha Singh—LEAD at Krea University— witnessed at ANDE’s Global Summit last September in Accra, Ghana, passionate and experience-based discussions on bridging finance gaps for women entrepreneurs and connecting craft-based enterprises with markets, paving the way for collaborative South-South solutions and a sustainable impact in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The past five years could be described as “when gender-lens investing became cool.” However, few interventions aim to change investor behavior.
ANDE's Regional Learning Communities are solutions that span continents. They empower women entrepreneurs with tailored technical training and support, bridging the gap in access to education and business skills. These efforts equip women with the necessary tools and confidence for success through workshops, networking, and gender-specific training. The learning communities facilitate collaboration and address challenges to minimize the gender gap in entrepreneurship.
Through ANDE's Gender Equality Initiative (AGEI), we convened Gender Learning Communities across our eight chapters focusing on the barriers and discriminatory policies that women entrepreneurs face.
This Friday Jun 30, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, ANDE's Executive Director, Richenda Van Leeuwen, and Lola Adedokun of the Aspen Global Innovators Group discuss how to address disparities for women entrepreneurs.
The ANDE India Member Showcase is a document that goes out during the year highlighting the work being done by a few selected members on a regular basis. Read on to know about the showcase and take a look at the members highlighted!
Women’s economic empowerment (WEE) is so much more than building finance or accessing capital. Fostering WEE often leads to greater impact than may initially meet the eye - building a sense of independence, fostering women in leadership positions and creating transformative generational change as mothers leave behind an empowered legacy to their own daughters.
To meet the job creation needs of India’s growing population, we need to prioritize investment into the companies often called “the missing middle.”
Read about the Kawjo Foundation's work promoting women-led markets in Malawi and helping lift women--and the families and communities that depend on them--out of poverty.