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ANDE Asia Webinar: GALI Findings on Role of Gender in Acceleration

 Export to Your Calendar 4/29/2020
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Contact: Andrea Skinner
+66 82 249 2542

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ANDE Asia Webinar: GALI Findings on Role of Gender in Acceleration
April 29, 2020 | 3.30pm IST GMT +5:30 / 5.00pm BKK GMT +7 


There is significant evidence that women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in starting and growing businesses, particularly in emerging markets. Acceleration programs represent one potential model for overcoming these challenges through support services and investment. Using data from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), this webinar examines trends in the acceleration of women led ventures through two lenses: first, at the venture-level, by analyzing outcomes for women-led ventures applying to and emerging from accelerator programs; and second, at the program-level, by analyzing actions taken (or not taken) by acceleration programs specifically targeted at improving their support for women-led ventures.


Abigayle Davidson | Senior Research Analyst | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

     Abby joined ANDE in January 2016 and supports the research initiative, with a special
focus on the role of accelerators in emerging markets. She served two years with 
ForgottenSong, a non-profit organization that supports small business as a means of
community development in war-torn countries and also co-founded Markham & Fitz,
a bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor’s in 
International Business and Economics and a Master’s in Economics from 
the University of Arkansas.

Audrey Jean-Baptiste | Rgional Director | ygap

Audrey is a Regional Director at ygap, an international development non profit that
    backs local impact ventures across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. To date, ygap has run
    45 accelerator programs and supported 515 impact ventures, which have gone on to 
    improve the lives of over 950,000 people living in Poverty.


Stephanie Arrowsmith | Associate | SecondMuse

Stephanie works with SecondMuse, a network-centered innovation agency that works
   around the world within the public, private and civil society sectors to identify the systemic
   causes of issues, opportunities where new action will have the biggest impact, and design 
   and coordinate collaborative efforts to implement change.