MISSION & VISION
Founded in 2019, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74), the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of unique magnitude in support of women entrepreneurship development impact.
WEA convenes six United nations agencies: International Labour Organization (ILO), International Trade Centre (ITC) International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Global Compact (UNGC), UN Women and Mary Kay, a leading advocate of women’s empowerment, gender equality and entrepreneurship.
The WEA strategic multi-partnership is designed to maximize women entrepreneurship development impact in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating an enabling ecosystem for women entrepreneurs around the world.
WEA aspires to be a leading expert on providing solutions to the constraints involving women entrepreneurship and pioneer thematic approaches to the following challenges:
- barriers to access to financial products and services;
- lack of knowledge and information;
- lack of education and need for capacity building at both institutional and individual levels;
- challenges to access high value markets.