Throughout 2016-17 we worked in collaboration with our partners across the world to support almost 2,000 women entrepreneurs to build financial independence and transform their lives.
We also called on policy makers and leaders to spur greater progress on women’s economic empowerment at a series of high-level events.
We welcomed 750 new mentees to our Mentoring Programme, in total supporting 2,900 mentees and mentors during the year.
695 women entrepreneurs gained vital new skills to boost their business capabilities and confidence.
89% of mentees committed to mentoring others. Women entrepreneurs reported mentoring 378 other women even before completing their one-year mentoring relationships.
We championed women’s economic empowerment through a range of advocacy and public engagement opportunities to the private sector, policy makers and thought leaders across the globe.
We empowered over 81% of mentees to access new markets.
The women entrepreneurs we worked with created 576 jobs in their communities.