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Why-Not Women for the promotion of Female Social Entrepreneurship

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Why-Not Women for the promotion of Female Social Entrepreneurship

France 100 Contributors Launched May 14, 2014 Funding ends:28-10-2014
Project Funded

The challenge

Women’s social entrepreneurship* is both a powerful tool for women’s empowerment and a powerful driver of sustainable development.  It generates multiple wins: economic, environmental and social. Since women make up a third of the world’s entrepreneurs, it’s clear both that women remain an under-tapped resource and that promoting women’s entrepreneurship has vast potential. Women’s entrepreneurship is an increasingly recognized force, but it still lags behind men’s in all but seven countries around the world.

 

Women face various barriers to unlocking their entrepreneurial potential. For example, many women struggle to access the capital they need to spur economic development. Discrimination plays a negative role, with laws and customs limiting women’s property ownership, which in turn hinders women’s access to capital, since banks often require collateral for a loan. Lack of financial education and business networks can also limit women’s access to capital.

The solutions we're proposing

 

Why-Not Women (WnW) is an innovative project launched by French students who are passionate about female social entrepreneurship! WnW is mobilizing a network of students, across several countries, to support local, women-led micro social businesses as they scale up.

 

By connecting students who are interested in social business with small, women-led social businesses, the project simultaneously enables students to get involved in social business and provides female social entrepreneurs with valuable, in-kind support in various domains, with the aim of helping the women entrepreneurs to scale-up their micro businesses. The project also promotes community awareness about the multidimensional value and huge potential of promoting female social entrepreneurship.

This field project’s needs in terms of skills & expertise

This project is in its start-up phase. The founding team of passionate social entrepreneurs needs skills support in various domains, including:

 

  • Impact evaluation methods, reporting and transparency

  • Marketing

  • Offline and digital communications

  • Fundraising

  • Writing, editing and translating 

Support this project by becoming an e-Mentor

W4’s e-Mentoring program connects the (carefully identified) needs of our women’s empowerment field projects around the world with the W4 community’s wealth of professional and personal skills. 

 

The e-Mentoring program enables our W4 supporters and donors to not only give financially to grassroots’ women’s empowerment projects but also to offer effective, non-financial help by contributing skills and expertise. The e-Mentoring program is flexible: e-Mentors contribute digitally, at their convenience, and support can range from just 1 or 2 hours per month to full-time.

 

If you’d like to become involved as an e-Mentor and donate your time and skills to the Why-not Women project, please follow the link to let us know your domains of expertise and areas of interest.

 

Read a little more about the e-Mentoring program

 

* Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice agendas.

 

Contributors

marc
France

Louise
France

Anne
France

Arthur
France

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
France

Liliane
France

Bon courage et a tres bientot les filles!

Anonymous
France

elisabeth
France

bonne continuation les filles

Meredyth
France

WhyNotWomen has been such a boost for PagaBags, Thank you Berengère and Mathilde for your support, your enthousiasme, your intelligence and your smiles, BOn voyage pour la suite !!!!

martin
France

victor
France

Edgar
France

Bon courage les filles et bravo! :)

Rachel
France

Johanna
France

Marine
France

Charlotte, Manon, Paul, Sylvie, Bruno
France

Alexandre
France

Max
France

Tiffany
France

Cécile
France

Marie-Jo
France

Jef & Claudie
France

Anne
France

Les mopane n'étaient vraiment pas chers vous savez.

Clément
France

Marie
France

Jeanne
Mexico

Sophie
France

Prunelle
France

Max
France

Marie
France

brigitte
Turkey

Mathieu
France

Camille
France

manon
France

Lou
France

Mehdi
France

natanais
Spain

Antoine
Switzerland

Cyrus
France

Sylvain
France

Anonymous
France

Laura
France

Bravo les filles - you're amazing :)

Dona
France

Adèle
France

Anne-Claire
France

Bravo les femmes et merci !

océane
France

Marjorie
France

Fière de participer à ce superbe projet :D

Hugo
France

Emelyn
United States

Wonderful project! Best of luck Mathilde & Bérengère :)

Kim
France

Iuliana
France

Hugo
France

Anonymous
France

Beau projet

Hélène
France

Julien
France

Parce que vous le valez bien.

david
Switzerland

Yvelise
France

Bonjour Mathilde,

Milena
Australia

Marine
France

Anonymous
Germany

olivier
France

Anonymous
France

Bonne chance : )

Matthieu
France

Marie-Christine
Germany

Don't dream your life but live your dream.

Solenne
France

Najib
France

Louise
France

Grégoire
France

Livia
France

Víctor
Estonia

Víctor
Estonia

Wafa
France

Superbe projet, superbes organisatrices! Go go go Bérengère et Mathilde :)

Philippe
France

idée: page sponsoring en français

Bruno
France

Nara
Brazil

alexandra
France

Clémence
France

Un beau projet, pragmatique et bien pensé, une belle équipe, que demander de plus?

Nicolas
France

Ketsia
France

Elodie
France

Aurélien
France

Marion
France

Gita
France

Anthony
France

Laurien
Netherlands

Good luck!!

Antoni
Poland

Flo
United States

Sarah
Spain

Profitez bien ! Béren' <3.

Papoune et Mamoune
France

Elisabetta
France

Gita
France

olivier
France

Anonymous
Morocco

Lindsey
France

Gabrielle
France

Arthur
France

Christophe
France

Julius
France

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