Last fall Reach for Change and the think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenges) launched a new initiative, Women Leaders, with financial support from The Swedish institute. The first phase was focused on research and a report uncovering the biggest barriers for female entrepreneurs in general and female social entrepreneurs in particular.

The initiative is now entering the next phase which is a capacity-building program for female social entrepreneurs from a selected number of countries in Africa. The capacity-building program is focused on providing entrepreneurs with supportive peer networks, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, advocacy participation, network building, and leadership development.  The program has been designed according to, and influenced by interviews with female entrepreneurs. 

In addition to the program as a part of the Women Leaders initiative we will continue the advocacy work towards a more equal economic position for female entrepreneurs. 

Find more information about Women Leaders on this webpage .