Launching Economic Achievement Program for Women in Jordan

About the Program

The Launching Economic Achievement Program (LEAP) for Women in Jordan supports women’s economic empowerment through programming that seeks to address the high unemployment rates among Jordanian women and improvements to the enabling environment and culture regarding entrepreneurship and women in the workforce.

The program is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and managed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) as the Canadian Executing Agency, in partnership with Ryerson University, INJAZ, andsupported by BPWA- Amman.

The goal of LEAP is to increase women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth.

The Program’s intermediate outcomes include:

  • Increase productivity and job opportunities generated by women entrepreneurs
  • Reduce gender-specific barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and to women entering and remaining in the workforce.

LEAP consists of three activity components:

  • Establishment and operation of a business incubator focused on women-led teams;
  • Development, enrichment and delivery of gender sensitive-entrepreneurship curriculum and initiatives at Jordanian universities and schools, and;
  • Stakeholder capacity building campaign.

The three components of the program are interlinked and mutually reinforcing, as they work to bolster a cultural and institutional environment supportive of women entrepreneurs. The program guides participants  from high school into the university system, into their start-up incubation and acceleration period and into the business world.

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