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WELCOME

As a global community, we rely on our digital platforms to stay in touch and get things done.  We hope you find this space useful, interesting and inspiring.  We LOVE ideas and feedback so please share yours with us.  Enjoy!

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A message from Kimberly

Hello and welcome to our community platform.

As founder of Global Women Leaders, I am very proud of our community of women: of the work we have already done and are yet to do.

More than 1.5 billion people in the world are facing situations of violence, conflict and fragility.  The gap between needs and the funding and solutions available is widening and must be stemmed.

Leveraging our global community of highly skilled and connected women, we are uniquely positioned to make a real difference in the lives of people in need and the organisations that support them, while helping shape the role of the private sector and philanthropy in the humanitarian space.

I encourage you to find ways to get involved to further our work.  There is much to be done and all contributions great or small are appreciated.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with you in service of people in need.

Fondly,

Kimberly

 
 

OUR WORK

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We leverage our global network to help tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by people in neglected crises and the organisations that support them.  

Focusing on the people who are falling through the cracks and getting left behind, we seek to have impact in the key areas of:

  • Education
  • Maternal Health
  • Food/water security
  • Women's economic empowerment

As a women’s group,  we view each challenge through a women’s lens, ensuring women and girls, often the most disadvantaged, are given equal access to funding and solutions. 

Using our skills, experience and connections we:

  • Provide strategic advisory, collaborative design and implementation for scaled humanitarian solutions.
  • Help bridge the gap between humanitarian organizations and the private sector by:
    • raising awareness within the private sector; 
    • drawing in funds, skills, connections and new ways of thinking from the private sector;
    • creating pathways for private sector engagement and investment.
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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

Whatever your capacity , expertise and interests, there are many ways you can get involved via our 'opt-in' model including:

  1. Join a focus group or provide input/connections to further this work.

    From February 2019, we are looking for input from people with the following skills/interest to participate in a series of workshops and continue with development and delivery of initiatives thereafter:

    Fundraising (for GWL); marketing; communications; community engagement; events; digital tools/platforms. Contact Michelle for more details: michelleplayoust@globalwomenleaders.org.

  2. Nominate yourself or someone you know for a specific task/role. We are currently in need of 2 more interns and an admin assistant, if you know anyone who may be interested, please contact Michelle: michelleplayoust@globalwomenleaders.org. Additional tasks/roles will form after the workshops (see ‘1’ above).

  3. Provide connections for fundraising initiatives/other key priorities.

  4. Help 'spread the word' and raise awareness for our work, our partners and the people we are seeking to help.

  5. Curate content for our site.

  6. Produce content for GWL, including articles, blog-posts, linkedIn posts, etc.

  7. Provide feedback and ideas to further our work.

  8. Learn more about our work and that of our partners (by informing yourself you can help inform others).

Please explore this site for opportunities and get in touch to let us know how you can contribute.

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