Working Together to Empower Women Entrepreneurship
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) is a groundbreaking partnership that aims to unlock financing for women-led/owned businesses (WSMEs) in developing countries. We-Fi’s partners include 14 donor governments, six multilateral development banks as implementing partners, and numerous other stakeholders in the public and private sector around the world.
IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the leading source of development finance and expertise for improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our purpose is to drive innovation for inclusion in the region, co-creating life-changing solutions for vulnerable populations affected by economic, social, and environmental conditions.
WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. We connect by breaking down the barriers that prevent women business owners from connecting to new market opportunities and educate them on how to access new markets and grow their companies.
For more than 75 years, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University has been the vanguard of global leadership, management, and business education, creating global leaders capable of tackling the world’s greatest challenges. Thunderbird is a global network—over 50,000 strong—of future-ready leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs innovating across the private and public sectors.
Our Local Partners
Meet the partners who have joined forces to catalyze this global effort to change the mindset and conception of women’s entrepreneurship, activate the women-owned small business sector, and accelerate the growth of established women-owned businesses in SIX countries in Latin America.