What is it?

This report analyzes the barriers and opportunities related to women’s leadership in social innovation. It also provides a roadmap for social entrepreneurs, businesses, and donor communities to create enabling environments for women and girls to succeed as changemakers.

HIGHLIGHTS

Equipping more women and girls with the ability to develop creative solutions to pressing social problems is imperative in today’s fast changing world. The rate of change in the world and the number of people causing change have been accelerating exponentially for at least 300 years.16 With increased individual agency and technological advances lowering barriers to participation, siloes are collapsing and hierarchies are flattening. The capabilities to lead large-scale change—once only possible for elites are within most people’s reach. In this environment, being able to create, embrace, and contribute to positive change, rather than becoming
obsolete or being forced to adjust, is a critical skill.

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Author

Citi Foundation

Ashoka

Year of publication

2019

Type

Report

Region

Global

Countries

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Côte D'Ivoire

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Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia (Republic Of The)

Ghana

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Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

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Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

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Niger

Nigeria

Republic Of The Congo

Rwanda

Sao Tome And Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Swaziland

Togo

Uganda

United Republic Of Tanzania

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Bahrain

Egypt

Iraq

Jordan

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Lebanon

Libya

Morocco

Oman

Qatar

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State Of Palestine

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Tunisia

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Belize

Bolivia (Plurinational State Of)

Brazil

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