Amplifying the voice of female entrepreneurs
Female Foundry is our global mentorship program for the female leaders of tomorrow. We empower and support women to build successful economy businesses and help diversify the global business community. The initiative was inspired by iProspect’s proprietary Hear Her Voice research, which opened our eyes to the inequality that exists for female entrepreneurs compared to male counterparts.
Female Founders in US 2020 Cohort
Women of Color
Female Foundry is designed to help women founders rise to today's challenges and create a better future for themselves, their company and their community. We tailor make each bootcamp curriculum to best meet the needs of the entrepreneurs in each market, as a result of our Hear Her Voice research. Overall, Female Foundry looks to address some common areas such as:
"I have never felt so proud to call myself a female founder until today. The opportunity to learn from the Female Foundry program and meet with so amazing female founders have empowered me tremendously."
- Kwan Segal, Founder of ICAway
Hear Her Voice
The Female Foundry is underpinned by research and data in each country, ensuring that the program is tailored to the unique needs and opportunities of female founders in that market. dentsu US conducted a research study “Hear Her Voice” between January and February 2020 that included over 1,000 female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 64. Survey respondents represented a diverse sample across the country in terms of both geographic region and area type (urban/suburban/rural). Nine hundred of the respondents were current business owners and the remaining 126 were aspiring entrepreneurs.
Through the research, we were able to gain insight into their motivations to start their own business as well as the opportunities and barriers facing women entrepreneurs, helping us to customize to best support the needs of women in that market.