Help Women Shaping Tomorrow's World. Today.

by Ogunte

About the project


Tipping Point £2,000
Second Milestone £8,000
tipping point
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
Soon, there will be more investors than social enterprises robust enough to invest in. And women are left behind. To feed the pipeline, we need to support women social innovators and entrepreneurs at early stage and provide them with a development programme through which they can make sense of the investment sector, prove their concept, put impact measurement frameworks in place, and develop skills that enable them to pitch to incubators or angels and compete with confidence with others companies.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
Stats show that women are more likely to invest up to 90 percent of what they earn in their family’s future and in the future of their local communities. Studies also demonstrates that ROI of well performed executive coaching can show a five-fold return, (ie: for every £5 invested in individuals, you might get £25 return). Coaching is increasingly used by SME's to embed new skills, discover weaknesses and strengths, understand systems, and make sense of the learning acquired in a business programme.
What is your solution?
We propose a pre-incubator for women social entrepreneurs to increase the effective development of women-led social ventures, their networks and market places, on one hand, and on the other hand, to promote impact investment with a gender-lens, and increase a reliable pipeline of deals for investors and contractors.
How will you deliver this?
Make a Wave is a combination of discovery meetings with impact investors, media visibility, technical assistance, mentoring, that is reinforced by a series of coaching sessions by excellent executive coaches, that reinforces women social entrepreneurs' personal development. In addition, participants get a special connection with a personal angel. A total of over 40 hours contact time with professionals and peers for a unique business development opportunity.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    Check the work we do on and tweet about this Make a Wave PI crowdfunding challenge to help us get more supporters for women social entrepreneurs!
  • 5 minutes
    Read and talk about Women Social Entrepreneurs who have participated in Make a Wave PI.
  • 15 minutes
    Comment and tweet about social and environmental issues that are currently being dealt with by Women Social Entrepreneurs ( and
  • 30 minutes
    Discover and share pearls of wisdom by Women Social Innovators on our Youtube channel
  • A few hours
    Review one participant’s business model and offer constructive insights and potential connections to boost their venture. Or invite them to your social enterprise for a peer mentoring visit.
  • Regular time commitment
    Be an advisor and mentor on our Activist Angels Council and help us fundraise to set up a Proof of Concept Fund for Women Social Entrepreneurs.

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Shannon Cannings 01 August 2012 - 10:24

Brilliant program! Highly recommended. Without the support of Ogunte and the fantastic peer to peer support it brings, I don't think I would be advancing my business so quickly right now.
Sharon Cannings

Rioch Edwards-Brown 31 July 2012 - 21:12

Having attended the Make a Wave Pre-incubator 2011, I can thoroughly recommend it to any woman serious about moving her social business or social enterprise forward.

The MAWA programme gives you access to dynamic femaale entrepreneurs, providing golden tips to help your enterprise access finance, grow and be successful.

Understanding your finances, the importance of networking, accessing potential investors - how and when you need it - makes this pre-incubator invaluable and a must have!

Rioch - Make A Wave participant 2011

Servane Mouazan 24 July 2012 - 12:55


Another way to support the project is to attend one of both of the following events:

5 ways to be a Media Darling (Teleconference - 2nd of August 2012) Visit

5 Ways to Turn Your People into Driven Social Innovators (Teleconference - Group Coaching 6th August 2012)

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