Documenting Stories of Resilience

A storytelling partnership between We-Fi and the Thomson Reuters Foundation

In 2022, We-Fi teamed up with Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, in an effort to highlight and amplify stories of women entrepreneurs in developing countries, to show their resilience and contributions to society, despite difficult circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic, conflict and insecurity, and rising prices and inequality.

Women-led startups help family farmers feed Latin America

From Brazil to Ecuador’s Amazon, women entrepreneurs are working to boost small-scale and organic farming as fears grow of a global food crisis.

Pakistan women fight gender norms to build online health business

From sexist investor questions to missing late-night meetings, Pakistani businesswomen are fighting an uphill battle to break into the health tech industry.

Move over ‘tech bros’: Women entrepreneurs join Africa’s fintech boom

Female ‘techpreneurs’ are taking their place in Africa’s male-dominated fintech boom, but gender bias makes it harder for them to access finance and grow their businesses

Arab women entrepreneurs defy odds with leap into sportswear

Businesswomen from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon are launching their own activewear brands, facing down gender taboos and economic challenges during the pandemic.

COVID and war push Yemen’s businesswomen to smash taboos

Braving air strikes and internet outages, Yemeni women are launching businesses to fight the pandemic.