Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators
Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators
Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators


In this section, we will discuss strategies for applying a gender lens to the role that you play within your region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how you might use your unique position of power to influence positive, inclusive change. An entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of the collection of structures, people and organisations that surround and support the growth of early and growth-stage enterprises within your region. In this section, we will focus on funders, mentors, and government.


    To help establish an awareness and understanding of gender diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem, and to take steps to influence key players to become more accessible and inclusive of all genders.


    • Mentors who provide equitable support to all genders
    • Funders/investors who are aware of their own biases and distribute funding in an equitable way, recognising the value of  gender equality
    • Government that consider gender when creating policies and making funding decisions

    There are a number of ways you can measure this. Learn more about gender in impact measurement here.


    Example measurement indicators and collection methods can be found here.

Case Study: Phandeeyar

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    Phandeeyar aims to harness technology to accelerate change in Myanmar. Our team specifically work to accelerate the growth of startups in Myanmar, and expand the pool of tech and creative talents.


    We used the GLIA toolkit to try and get more female mentors engaged in our program, get more female participants to attend the meetups and events we run, and to try and attract more female candidates to apply for positions within our organisation. We want to establish a Gender Equal environment and inspire women to get more interested in technology.” – Su Myat Htet, Senior Investment Associate at Phandeeyar.


    In this case study, find out how Phandeeyar has used the toolkit to start applying a gender lens to their engagements with the ecosystem.


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Consider how you can influence mentors in your ecosystem to be inclusive.