OUR STORY

We focus on women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship

At Empow’Her, we define women’s empowerment as the process through which women increase their decision-making capabilities, their influence on their own lives and on society as a whole. We believe that women’s economic and social empowerment can be achieved by supporting women’s entrepreneurship  and granting them equal access to and control over economic resources and opportunities. By fighting gender inequalities in the labour market we create equal opportunities for women to thrive as entrepreneurs and become self-sufficient.

Empow’Her was founded in 2011 by social entrepreneur Soazig Barthelemy and her will  to empower women through entrepreneurship. By strengthening women’s capacity building and encouraging more women to become successful entrepreneurs she created an effective way of fighting  inequality and poverty.

SO WHY WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP ?

There are more and more women entrepreneurs today. Women start twice as many businesses as men and account for more than 50% of all businesses in different developing countries. Despite encouraging changes in women’s perception of entrepreneurship, many obstacles still prevent them from thriving. Our aim is to overcome these barriers, by strengthening their capacity, accompanying them out of the informal sector, orienting them towards better income-generating activities and creating more visibility for women’s entrepreneurship and its impact.

40%

OF NEWLY STARTED WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS EXIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP*

40%

MORE OFTEN THAN MEN ARE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS INVESTING IN CLOSE FAMILY ENTREPRENEURS*

22%

OF WOMEN EXITING ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCOUNTS FOR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS*

SO WHY WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP ?

There are more and more women entrepreneurs today. Women start twice as many businesses as men and account for more than 50% of all businesses in many developing countries. Despite encouraging changes in women’s perception of entrepreneurship, many obstacles still prevent them from thriving. Our aim is to overcome these barriers, by strengthening their capacity, accompanying them out of the informal sector, orienting them towards better income-generating activities and creating more visibility for women’s entrepreneurship and its impact.

40%

OF NEWLY STARTED WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS EXIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP*

40%

MORE OFTEN THAN MEN ARE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS INVESTING IN CLOSE FAMILY ENTREPRENEURS*

22%

OF WOMEN EXITING ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCOUNTS FOR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS*