Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check)

On-line self-guided training programme for facilitators

Il corso è disponibile in English, Français

This course is for people interested in improving the way business development and financial services address the needs of women entrepreneurs.

Key features

Understand the WE-Check process through two case studies


Multiple forms of engagement with tutors and peers 


This fully online course fits into your busy schedule

Presentazione del corso

WE-Check is an institutional self-assessment tool that guides organisations providing financial and business development services to self-assess the extent to which they target and serve women entrepreneurs. With the findings of the assessment, WE-Check supports organisations to develop and pilot an evidence-based action plan enabling them to improve their performance and enhance their impact and sustainability. 

While the WE-Check process is driven by business support organisations, an external facilitator provides guidance and support throughout the self-assessment. The ILO trains and certifies WE-Check facilitators and equips them with a set of tools to accompany organisations completing a self-assessment and developing an action plan. 

This training for WE-Check facilitators is the first step to becoming a certified WE-Check facilitator. Those who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to join a global network of certified facilitators, who are being agents of change and contributing to bridge the gender gap in business service provision for women entrepreneurs.

Chi si iscrive a questo corso?

This course is attended by women and men interested in closing the gender gap in service provision for women entrepreneurs. They do so by becoming WE-Check facilitators and working with organisations providing a range of business support services. Interested candidates should have prior knowledge and experience on the role of business and financial service providers in enterprise development, SME development, women’s entrepreneurship and gender equality.

What topics does the course cover?

The course is delivered through the ITCILO electronic campus. It includes four self-guided online modules, participation in forum discussions, and three virtual webinars over a four-week period. The time to dedicate to this online course is estimated at around 20-23 hours in total. The four modules cover the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction to WE-Check
  • Module 2: The WE-Check process
  • Module 3: Research and data analysis
  • Module 4: Action planning and validation
What will the participants be able to do?

By the end of the self-guided training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the WE-Check process, objectives and their role as facilitators;
  • Train internal organisational teams to develop and implement a plan to undertake the self-assessment;
  • Guide organisational teams through the process of data collection and analysis as part of the self-assessment;
  • Support organisational teams in designing and validating an evidence-based action plan.
Next edition

The next on-line training programme for WE-Check facilitators will be organized in the second quarter of 2023. If you are interested to participate, kindly express your interest through an email to wed@ilo.org with “WE-Check Training” in the subject line. In the core of the message, please provide us with:  

  • Your contact details (full name, email, phone number) 
  • A short 1-2 paragraphs stating why you are interested and how you see applying what you gain in your work 
  • The language option you would prefer French or English. 
  • Please also attach an updated CV.

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