Ideas & Insights Supporting Women’s Collective Enterprises—what we d...

Supporting Women’s Collective Enterprises—what we do and what we don’t know

Working Paper

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By Isabel Guerrero, Smriti Iyer, and Michael Walton

February 17, 2021

Abstract: In this paper, we synthesize the existing literature on worker cooperatives and accelerators to analyze their role in enterprise development and how the two may affect or influence women’s agency particularly in the case of worker cooperatives. We find that while worker cooperatives and accelerators can increase gender disparities, designing interventions that may lead to the development of critical consciousness is essential.