At present, entrepreneurship, like all parts of society, is an uneven playing field. It is not equally accessible by, or inclusive of, people of different genders. Other factors like ethnicity, language and personality type also affect the opportunities people have, but gender is our focus because the issues associated are so pervasive.
By addressing these issues, making support more inclusive, and making entrepreneurship more accessible, we can realise the full economic and impact potential that comes from engaging all genders equally.
As intermediaries, we work directly and deeply with entrepreneurs as well as the ecosystem that supports them. In doing so, we are in a unique position of power. We have the opportunity to drive and influence gender-equitable change by identifying and solving for disparities and gaps that exist between people of different genders.
This can be done using two distinct approaches: