Some of our past and current program partners include:
Winning The Minds
WISE-Kenya (Women in Sustainable Enterprises) is a community based organization that seeks to empower women from marginalized areas around the Lake Victoria region through climate smart and sustainable livelihoods. WISE works with underprivileged women in the rural and per-urban areas through locally driven and environment friendly enterprises hence sustainable families and communities. WISE is WCI's on-the-ground partner for our Girls Advocacy and Leadership Series (GALS): Kenya program.
The Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development (FWRPD) enhances gender equality in Taiwan through research in policy and laws and regulations relating to women's rights and empowerment. Through their research and findings, FWRPD trains personnel and promotes public awareness of women's rights, while facilitating a dialogue between the government and private sector. FWRPD is WCI's primary Taiwanese partner in bringing women's empowerment training to the area.
International Connector is an innovation and experiential marketing agency specializing in next generation engagement. Based in San Francisco, IC specializes in the future of the workplace, marketing to next generation consumers and generating research and data for a digital, global generation. They ignite youth from any and every background to discover their capacity and build their capabilities. WCI is working with IC to facilitate the increased role of women's leadership in disaster prevention and preparedness in Puerto Rico, in addition to being a YBY (Your Big Year) partner.
Winning The Minds (WTM) is a nonprofit organization that gives full scholarships to male and female refugees in Pakistan to pursue a university degree in education. In exchange for covering their education costs, WTM Scholars teach in local refugee communities for a year after graduation. By combining WTM's network with WCI's technical expertise and experience in community advocacy and girls empowerment, WCI and WTM worked together to empower girls and communities in Peshawar, Bajaur and North Waziristan through the Global Advocacy and Leadership Series (GALS) program.
Ba Futuru, or "For the Future" in the native language of Timor-Leste, provides life-enhancing programming to children, adolescents, women, parents, teachers and key community leaders. Ba Futuru specializes in peace building, gender empowerment, child protection education, and conflict transformation. Ba Futuru has made significant progress in stopping violence through empowering people across Timor-Leste with conflict mitigation skills, positive discipline strategies, protection information and human rights awareness. WCI worked with Ba Futuru using directed trainings, mentoring, and community theater to promote women's financial inclusion, small business development, and sexual and gender based violence prevention in Timor-Leste.
Liberia Women Forum
The Liberian Women’s Forum (LWF) is a Liberian community based organization dedicated to advocating and providing support services for women and girls. Through a partnership with LWF, WCI implemented the successful Global Advocacy and Leadership Series (GALS) program with local trainers in Liberia, while providing LWF with curriculum that they can utilize to improve their organization and programming.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
Since 2008, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative has helped foster economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs in 56 countries with business and management education and access to capital. The initiative is now expanding to reach up to 100,000 women through a first of its kind global finance facility launched in partnership with International Finance Corporation to increase access to capital for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
WCI supported the nearly 300 Liberian businesswomen who have completed the 10,000 Women program in Liberia. This support included opportunities to build a business network, workshops to learn new business skills, meetings with potential investors, and an annual trade fair.
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil Tradebrz is a South American Business Development Company with extensive experience in the area. WCI partnered with Tradebrz to bring programming to the Sao Paulo region, empowering young female university students to acquire the confidence and skills necessary for success.