We aim to contribute to the ongoing work in bridging the gap of women-led businesses by exploring targeted solutions to ensure women possess the required skills to attract investment and sustain the business well after the launch. This will be done using a research report titled ‘Bridging the Investment Gap for Women-led Businesses’.
The report will establish the prevalent funding gap and assess the factors driving the gap. In addition, recommendations will be provided on how the gap can be further reduced noting the current interventions and expected economic gains to be achieved when the gap is addressed.
This report will be developed in consultation with all key stakeholders including women-led businesses, enterprise support organisations centered on supporting women businesses, financing organisations, governments, and women empowerment initiatives, among others.