Women’s entrepreneurship development

Online Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Business Services

Online workshop on gender-inclusive business development and financial support services for ILO project partners assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.

The ILO is partnering with Value for Women to offer this workshop series to selected partners in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. The programme will be based on a publication that the ILO released in February this year, Gender-inclusive service provision: A quick guide for financial and business development services providers, and will use practical examples and recommendations through case studies and interactive activities.


Session 1: The Basics of gender-inclusive service provision
(5 September, 14:00-16:00 BKK time)
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Key terms
  • Why gender inclusion is important
  • Steps to incorporating gender inclusion
  • Walk in her shoes
  • Gender inclusive communication
Session 2: In action: Providing services to women entrepreneurs
(7 September, 14:00-16:00 BKK time)
  • Recap: Key terms and first steps
  • In depth: Identifying the gender gaps
  • Gender-inclusive programme design
  • Gender-inclusive delivery
  • Walking the talk
  • Measuring success
  • Your commitments
This workshop welcomes staffs involved in the design and delivery of financial and non-financial business-related services, with organizations including networks, organizations and groups supporting women entrepreneurs and women in business; government agencies for MSMEs, commerce / trade, and women’s issues; employers’ associations, youth associations and other NGOs as well as business development service providers.