The FoundHERLab story started at the Web Summit in Lisbon in 2017, where Sandrine Fouillé from Capgemini met Chiara Condi, founder of Led By HER. Capgemini decided to help Led By HER in its transformation towards a future of greater impact. Capgemini brought to the organization its expertise and a commitment to helping the organization employ digital means to access its growth potential and better serve women. FoundHERLab is the product that was built through this partnership, changing the scale of the difference we can make in the world.
For the last five years, Led by HER has mobilized the world to support women entrepreneurs. Running an entrepreneurship program with courses, mentoring and events over the last five years has taught us that the world wants to help and that women entrepreneurs need to access diverse skills as they launch. Corporations around the world possess these skills. With Capgemini we digitally optimized this talent pool by matching entrepreneurs and employees through FoundHERLab, a platform that allows companies to mobilize their employees locally to give pro-bono support to women entrepreneurs. With this platform, companies can now change the statistics by enabling women to become half of the world’s entrepreneurs.