In September 2019, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) hosted a workshop to discuss gender-lens acceleration and how accelerators can best support women-led startups.

Title of Session: GALI Workshop: Gender-lens Acceleration & Benchmarking Tool Demo
Session Description: The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) team from ANDE will lead a two-part workshop for accelerators. Participants will learn about GALI’s latest findings on gender, hear about lessons learned in accelerating women-led ventures, and brainstorm with peers about ways to be more gender-inclusive in each step of the acceleration process. GALI will also demo a new benchmarking tool that allows accelerators to compare their performance against GALI’s global dataset.

Resources from the workshop are available below. Please direct any feedback to