Want to make the world
a better place?
“Criticize by Creating”
Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs
The success of Grameen Bank and other microcredit institutions prove
that, when provided access to capital and appropriate support, women,
their families, and communities flourish.
As reflected by Dr. Yunus’ and Grameen Banks’s recent award
of the Nobel Peace Prize, the microfinance model of lending is sowing
the seeds of entrepreneurial culture among millions of women around
the world and moving them from poverty to prosperity.
For the past several centuries, the combination of entrepreneurial
culture and Economic Freedom have repeatedly created tremendous wealth,
lifted millions of people out of poverty, and fostered profound innovation
and evolution of technology, culture, and human capacity.
We envision a world overflowing with peace and prosperity, co-generated
through the entrepreneurial energy of women in developing countries,
the marketplace, and a conscious culture of communication and collaboration
embodied by women and men around the world.
In 2007, FLOW launched Empowering
Women Entrepreneurs - an
ongoing outreach, education, and engagement
program - to celebrate the role women entrepreneurs
play in economic and social development, call
attention to the emerging global, women’s
economic empowerment system, and facilitate broad-based
engagement with the system. In March 2008, the
campaign shifted to the name Accelerating Women
Entrepreneurs, which we will soon reflect throughout
this site and our communications.
You can download a
paper on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and the
Women's Economic Empowerment System by FLOW co-founder
and Chief Visionary Officer Michael Strong. Below
is a rendition of FLOW's conception of theAccelerating
Women Entreprenerus Empowerment System and the