The drive for gender equality in social and solidarity economy organisations is strong, and in some countries, women make up more than 60% of the workforce in the field. While women play many leadership roles, more could be done for gender parity. How can policy makers help remove the barriers preventing women from accessing social and solidarity economy leadership roles? What measures can be taken to give women social entrepreneurs greater access to finance and resources? How can better data underpin policy making unleash the full potential of social economy women leaders? Inspiring international practitioners will lead a session on how to ensure equal opportunity for women in the social and solidarity economy.