Building Connections for Enterprising Women

Female entrepreneurs contribute significantly to the economy, yet women are still sharply under-represented as entrepreneurs. The ‘Building Connections for Enterprising Women’ project was developed to better understand the support that women currently have and identify the barriers that need to be addressed. Overall, the project concluded that women need more gender specific support including place-based approaches. This report outlines the roundtables and public forums held in Victoria, Australia and Sarawak, Malaysia between 2017 and 2018 that mapped an ‘ecosystem of support’. The project was a partnership between Good Shepherd Microfinance, which is deeply committed to microenterprise development for women on low incomes through the LaunchME program, and Swinburne University. It was funded by the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

More News