Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) is a multi-partnership initiative on women’s entrepreneurship established in September 2019 by five UN agencies (ILO, ITC, UNDP, UNGC and UN Women) and Mary Kay Inc. to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2030. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to maximize the development impact of women entrepreneurship in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating an enabling ecosystem for women entrepreneurs around the world.
WEA will host a virtual high-level event titled “Joining Forces to Drive Change” to celebrate the second anniversary of the initiative by featuring the 2021 outcomes of the global team contributing to accelerate the transformation we need to achieve the gender equality. The two-hour event will also highlight the strategic priorities of the Accelerator and welcome the new partners. A global WEA social media campaign will be activated from September-October giving momentum to WEA’s impact towards enabling women’s entrepreneurship.