News and Resources

This page collates resources for innovators looking to enter the Start Path Empodera Program.

Updates related to the pitch competition deadlines will be shared below.

Entrepreneurs seeking additional research on how to advance women's digital financial inclusion and overcome the gender digital divide may reference the resources below. For more information on examples of gender integration activities, please see the FAQs.

Start Path Empodera press release

Start Path Empodera Entrepreneur Announcement Webinar

Start Path Empodera Entrepreneur Announcement Webinar is available to view here

Start Path Empodera Program Announcement Webinar

Start Path Empodera Program Announcement Webinar is available to view here

Advancing Women's Digital Financial Inclusion

Advancing Women's Digital Financial Inclusion, Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. (2020).

Pitch Competition Judging Criteria

Pitch Competition Judging Criteria - what the judges will be looking for

IFC Digital Finance Tools: Gender and Digital Financial Services

IFC Digital Finance Tools: Gender and Digital Financial Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC). (2016).

USAID Digital Strategy. Covid-19 and the Gender Digital Divide

Inclusive Technology: The Gender Digital Divide, Human Rights & Violence Against Women

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (2018). 

10 Lessons Learnt: Closing the Gender Gap in Internet Access and Use, Insights From the EQUALS Access Coalition

Financial Inclusion Report - 2018

Financial Inclusion Report - 2018, Banca de las Oportunidades & Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia. (2018).

Connected Women: The Mobile Gender Gap Report

Connected Women: The Mobile Gender Gap Report, GSM Association. (2020). 

iNNpulsa Colombia

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Guidance for Preparing your Pitch

General Information

Grant Application

Important Dates

Information for Pitch Day