The GLIA (Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration) Toolkit, which has been used by entrepreneurship support organizations in Asia and around the world since its launch in February 2019, has a new website. The GLIA Toolkit is developed jointly by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Frontier Incubators program of the Australia government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is a guide for entrepreneurship support organizations in Southeast Asian countries to incorporate a gender perspective into their organizations, programs, and respective ecosystems. It was developed to support women entrepreneurs grow by making entrepreneurial support more relevant to the needs of women entrepreneurs from their perspective. By incorporating gender criteria and impact indicators, the GLIA toolkit provides concrete examples of how entrepreneurial support organizations can support women entrepreneurs.
We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the new website where the GLIA Toolkit is available. The purpose of this is to create a community of entrepreneurial support organizations, to share learnings, and to increase the number of entrepreneurial support organizations with a gender lens on a more continuous and developing basis. This website is created with ygap, an Australia-based entrepreneurial support organization. This website is the base of the new structure for the GLIA toolkit community to accelerate its utilization.
Since the GLIA Toolkit works with the ecosystem surrounding women entrepreneurs, the design of the new website is inspired by the ocean. With a softer pop design compared to the old website, we hope that the new website will attract more entrepreneurial support organizations.
We plan to upload many new contents to this website in the future, including video interviews with entrepreneurial support organizations that have piloted the GLIA toolkit. We hope that many entrepreneurial support organizations will visit the new website again and again, and use it as a resource for their own implementation of the gender perspective.
The website is available in English, Khmer, Tagalog and Burmese.
Gender Investment and Innovation Program of the SPF will continue to support strengthening of entrepreneurial ecosystems for women entrepreneurs and inclusive entrepreneurship in Asia.