Resources

We asked probing questions and women entrepreneurs responded, openly sharing their successes and challenges.  Now, everything we’ve learned is right here.  Dive in, get to know her, and #HearHerVoice in these video clips and whitepapers.

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Female Foundry Accelerator Programme 2017

The Female Foundry Accelerator Programme was set up by iProspect and Dentsu Aegis Network to support and help develop female-founded start-ups around the world. The programme holds innovation, diversity, social sustainability and technology leadership at its core.

In it's second year running, we had six female founder from across SouthEast Asia join us. Find out what it takes to become a successful female founder and how the Female Foundry has helped these women accelerate their business.

View Our Story So Far

We knew to make change, we had to lead by doing. We invested our time, our passion and our people. It's been a long journey and it's time for you to become part of it.

Hearing The Voice of LATAM's Female Entrepreneurs

In 2017, we interviewed more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs across Latin America. Our research helped demystify the concept that "Latinas" are all the same, exposing the nuances between the countries. We discovered that women in Latam, just like their peers in APAC, are more likely to support their own initiatives for business (more than 67% have set up their own businesses with their personal funds.) Improving their income and helping their families are the two main drivers for becoming an entrepreneur.

The New Voice of the Female Consumer in South East Asia.

Connections System (CCS), we posed specific questions to a panel of over 200,000 people across the region. Our research showed how improving infrastructure and access to technology and tools has changed the rules for many women in the region.

The Voice of 2000

In 2016, we spoke to over 2000 female entrepreneurs across South-East Asia. We discovered women are more likely to support their own initiatives for business (with up to half funding their own start-ups). Motivational drivers are steeped in family and community betterment and easy access to apps and simple sharing platforms facilitate access to more and more potential customers. Overwhelmingly, social media remains the single most important platform for their business infrastructure and automation.

"The industry is taking note." | Joanna Catalano at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Joanna Catalano, President, Female Founders and CEO, iProspect APAC, shares her view on why it is time for the industry to listen to this new voice, and why if she had it her way, she would never have the diversity conversation again. #hearhervoice

"You have to believe you can rise up." | Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, CEO and Founder, Drawbridge, reflects on her own journey and the fact that failure is bound to happen, but the key to entrepreneurship is gaining confidence and taking that bold next step. #hearhervoice

"Some of these ideas could change the world." | Ruth Stubbs at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Ruth Stubbs, Global President, iProspect, discusses why she felt the need to bring #hearhervoice to the SXSW stage in Austin, Texas.

#hearhervoice | iProspect Mainstage at SXSW 2017

Ruth Stubbs, Joanna Catalano and Kamakshi Sivarmakrishnan bring the #hearhervoice debate to the stage at SXSW. Companies run by women are entering the middle market at rates 8 times higher than businesses in general, and with 40 million self-employed female online merchants operating across APAC, LATAM and Sub-Saharan Africa, and these are numbers that the world can not ignore. And with the life span of a business on the S&P 500 now less than 18 years, drastically lower than the average 25 years, are companies poised for success in this new digital economy and taking advantage of the rising influx generation of entrepreneurs? Digital convergence and an emerging generation of entrepreneurs are changing not just business, but the shape of traditional roles and responsibilities for women?

Female Foundry Accelerator Programme 2017

The Female Foundry Accelerator Programme was set up by iProspect and Dentsu Aegis Network to support and help develop female-founded start-ups around the world. The programme holds innovation, diversity, social sustainability and technology leadership at its core.

In it's second year running, we had six female founder from across SouthEast Asia join us. Find out what it takes to become a successful female founder and how the Female Foundry has helped these women accelerate their business.

Watch the Video

View Our Story So Far

We knew to make change, we had to lead by doing. We invested our time, our passion and our people. It's been a long journey and it's time for you to become part of it.

Watch the Video

Hearing The Voice of LATAM's Female Entrepreneurs

In 2017, we interviewed more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs across Latin America. Our research helped demystify the concept that "Latinas" are all the same, exposing the nuances between the countries. We discovered that women in Latam, just like their peers in APAC, are more likely to support their own initiatives for business (more than 67% have set up their own businesses with their personal funds.) Improving their income and helping their families are the two main drivers for becoming an entrepreneur.

Download

The New Voice of the Female Consumer in South East Asia.

Connections System (CCS), we posed specific questions to a panel of over 200,000 people across the region. Our research showed how improving infrastructure and access to technology and tools has changed the rules for many women in the region.

Download

The Voice of 2000

In 2016, we spoke to over 2000 female entrepreneurs across South-East Asia. We discovered women are more likely to support their own initiatives for business (with up to half funding their own start-ups). Motivational drivers are steeped in family and community betterment and easy access to apps and simple sharing platforms facilitate access to more and more potential customers. Overwhelmingly, social media remains the single most important platform for their business infrastructure and automation.

Download

"The industry is taking note." | Joanna Catalano at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Joanna Catalano, President, Female Founders and CEO, iProspect APAC, shares her view on why it is time for the industry to listen to this new voice, and why if she had it her way, she would never have the diversity conversation again. #hearhervoice

Watch the Video

"You have to believe you can rise up." | Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, CEO and Founder, Drawbridge, reflects on her own journey and the fact that failure is bound to happen, but the key to entrepreneurship is gaining confidence and taking that bold next step. #hearhervoice

Watch the Video

"Some of these ideas could change the world." | Ruth Stubbs at #hearhervoice | SXSW2017

Ruth Stubbs, Global President, iProspect, discusses why she felt the need to bring #hearhervoice to the SXSW stage in Austin, Texas.

Watch the Video

#hearhervoice | iProspect Mainstage at SXSW 2017

Ruth Stubbs, Joanna Catalano and Kamakshi Sivarmakrishnan bring the #hearhervoice debate to the stage at SXSW. Companies run by women are entering the middle market at rates 8 times higher than businesses in general, and with 40 million self-employed female online merchants operating across APAC, LATAM and Sub-Saharan Africa, and these are numbers that the world can not ignore. And with the life span of a business on the S&P 500 now less than 18 years, drastically lower than the average 25 years, are companies poised for success in this new digital economy and taking advantage of the rising influx generation of entrepreneurs? Digital convergence and an emerging generation of entrepreneurs are changing not just business, but the shape of traditional roles and responsibilities for women?

Watch The Session