What we do

Powerful things happen when women realise their economic ambitions. Families prosper. Communities thrive. Economies grow.

That’s why we exist. We empower women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries to build successful businesses. Working in collaboration with our global network of partners, we build women’s capabilities, confidence, networks and access to financial services and markets.

The women entrepreneurs we support are role models and change-makers, investing in their families and creating jobs for others.


  • People matter. We recognise and defend each person's innate worth. We listen. We hold ourselves accountable to our partners, staff, and most importantly, to the women we work with.

  • Partnerships are powerful. We embrace partnership and collaboration. Working with our partners makes us stronger. We stand in solidarity with women’s networks and organisations around the world.

  • Empowerment is sustainable. We are committed to creating positive, long term and cost-effective transformation in the lives of women and girls.

  • The future is entrepreneurial. Our approach is bold and curious. We are open, agile and eager to embrace new challenges, tools and technologies.

Over 140,000 women

To date, we have empowered over 141,000 women from more than 105 countries.

100,000 more women and girls

We aim to support over 250,000 women and girls by 2022.