Women's Economic Empowerment

Raising women’s economic status benefits entire communities

Women spend considerably more of their incremental income on their households than men do. When women earn more, they have more to invest in their families’ education, nutrition, home improvement, and general welfare, with ripple effects that extend beyond their immediate families — lifting the living standards and well-being of entire communities.

Social entrepreneurship offers some of the most compelling hope for women’s economic empowerment — as founders and leaders, customers, employees, and value chain contributors.


Introducing Our Newest Cohort Of Miller Center Accelerator Program Participants Focused On Women’s Economic Empowerment

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About the Program

These enterprises focus on serving those living in poverty by addressing gender issues and promoting gender equity in one or several of the following ways:

    • Being a women-owned organization or having a women-led team
    • Providing products or services that substantially improve the lives of women and girls
    • Having a focus on workplace gender equity in staffing, management, boardroom representation, and along their supply chain

Key Program Dates

    • Program Kickoff: February 2021
    • Mentorship: February 2021 – August 2021
    • Program Close: August 2021