The WE Initiative aims at boosting women’s entrepreneurship at the global, national and local scale through improved policy efforts.
It is based on 4 pillars:
1. Provide comparable international data on women entrepreneurs’ access to finance by including gender-disaggregated data in the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs
2. Identify best practices on priority topics (e.g. women tech entrepreneurs)
3. Provide tailored policy guidance for countries and local areas through case studies
4. Develop a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together the public and private sectors
REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
On 27 March 2019, CFE organised Time to Unlock the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs, a high-level panel discussion as part of the OECD #MarchOnGender series of events. The panel discussion examined why women entrepreneurs matter and what policy can do to leverage their talents.
moderated by Miriam KOREEN, Senior Counsellor on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, OECD, and and featured closing remarks by Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20.
On 13 December 2018, CFE organised a screening of the award-winning documentary She Started It, in the presence of Nora POGGI, who co-directed the film.
Moderated by Lamia KAMAL-CHAOUI, Director of OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
On 18 September 2018, OECD’s Forum for Local Development Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, and Social Innovators hosted a workshop on Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy.
For further information, please contact Lora Pissareva,OECD Policy analyst