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

Gender and Power

The entrepreneurship support space has been growing rapidly, and we have a lot to be proud of. However, the world of startups, entrepreneurship and investment is still not equally accessible for all genders. As a result, we are likely not generating the greatest impact that we can.


This section provides an overview of gender and power dynamics in entrepreneurship and the role that gender plays in your organisation, the programs that you run, and the ecosystem that you are a part of.


    To increase participation and representation of all genders within the work of incubators and accelerators


    • A deeper understanding of the role of gender in entrepreneurship and intermediary support
    • Equal and diverse gender representation in your organisation
    • More accessible and inclusive programs
    • Ability to influence ecosystem partners towards more inclusive and gender-aware support opportunities
    • Unlock greater potential for all entrepreneurs
    • Better meet your desired business and impact outcomes

For an extensive resource of practical tools, strategies and real-world case studies to support you in making your work more accessible and inclusive to all genders, explore the Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration (GLIA) Toolkit.



    ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. They back impact entrepreneurs with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. They work across Africa, Southeast Asia, The Pacific and Australia, having run over 40 accelerators, supported over 500 entrepreneurs and invested in 7 early-stage ventures.




Why it’s important to strive for gender equality, diversity, and inclusivity