Breaking the ‘Triple Glass Ceiling” for women in social enterprise

Breaking the ‘Triple Glass Ceiling’ for women in social enterprise

An interview with Servane Mouazan, CEO of Ogunte: a consultancy for impact women.

This interview was featured in The Beam #8 — Together for Climate Justice, subscribe to The Beam for more.

“I would encourage people to look at the wonderful work of women in social and environmental enterprises have created and learn from their journey.”

Empowering women and achieving gender equality are not only moral imperatives, they are crucial to creating inclusive, open and prosperous societies. Yet the barriers to doing so are daunting.

From Funtional Lead to CEO - Ogunte Workshop with Women in Social Enterprises

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. So far, social enterprise has played a small but significant role in women’s empowerment on a global scale, but there is still a lot of work to be done and it’s imperative that governments, funders, social enterprises and women’s organisations work together to achieve this by the target date of 2030.

In this conversation with Servane Mouazan, I came to understand that supporting females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) was very much linked to fighting against stereotypes, false expectations and erroneous beliefs about women. For the past 20 years working in the field, the CEO of Ogunte has been contributing to prove that women can solve pressing social and environmental issues and create commercial opportunities at the same time, when given the skills and space to do so.

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