News & Events

Why the World Bank is Investing in Women

Politico | August 1, 2018
The head of its Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative looks back on one year of running the gender-equality ‘start-up’. Read More

Stories of Success: We-Fi’s Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award

Amanda Burrell, documentary filmmaker, receiving the award. © 2018 One World Media Awards
World Bank Blog | June 16, 2018
We-Fi was proud to support this award in recognition of the role that quality media coverage can play not just in highlighting the barriers that women face in starting and growing businesses, but also, in showcasing success stories of how women have managed to overcome daunting challenges and built impressive businesses.

Canada names former ‘dragon’ to champion women entrepreneurs

Radio Canada International | June 12, 2018
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau named well-known Quebec entrepreneur and media personality Danièle Henkel as Canada’s representative to a World Bank group that works to promote women entrepreneurship in developing countries. Read More

Minister Bibeau announces Canadian champion to help empower women entrepreneurs in developing countries

Press Release  I  Global Affairs Canada | June 12, 2018
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that Danièle Henkel has been named a leadership champion of the Women’s Enterprise Leadership Group to assist the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) in supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries. Read More

Disrupting the Gender Divide – the Power of Online Platforms

Event | April 19, 2018
This event highlighted how technology-driven online platforms can facilitate access for women entrepreneurs as providers and users of goods, services, and capital, and showcased how initiatives such as We-Fi are enabling women to overcome financial and other market barriers. Read More

Taking Women-Owned Business to the Next Level

Event | October 14, 2017
 Highlighting the stories of three successful women entrepreneurs, “Taking Women-owned Businesses to the Next Level” focused on the barriers women face when trying to build and expand their businesses. Read More