The Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) are physical entrepreneurial community centers in a safe and centralized location. At these centers, women gain access to vital resources that both enable established business to build capacity and allow microenterprises to move from the informal sector into the formal sector, both of which generate momentum for measurable economic and societal change. Each center is tailored to a country’s specific economic concerns facing women entrepreneurs and is designed to advance gender equality in entrepreneurship through a portfolio of programs, tools and events. The Center’s hyper-local collaborative approach convenes key players to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems in a culturally sensitive and safe environment for women economic empowerment.
Women will receive tailored, experiential-based education and resources to support their specific needs to start, scale, and grow businesses. The Center will provide the following tools and resources:
WECREATE is funded through public-private partnerships with the , U.S. Department of State regional bureaus and embassies, and private sector partners who also implement and sustain the selected centers.
For more information on the WECREATE Project, please contact Tanya Hiple at HipleTL@state.gov or at (202) 647-4189.