Women’s Leadership in Small & Medium Enterprises (WLSME)


Three female farm workers, Kusum, Suresh and Simla
Photo: Dharini Parthasarathy/CCAFS

USAID's Women's Leadership in Small & Medium Enterprises (WLSME) initiative expanded the frontiers of this field to generate new learning about which interventions for women's entrepreneurship in SMEs work best in different developing country contexts. The resources on this site cover the external constraints, human capital constraints, information and network constraints, and risk challenges that businesswomen face.