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What if? End sexual violence in RDC

As our W4 field project coordinator was thrilled to inform us, the atmosphere was exceptionally festive in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Friday August 14th. To celebrate the launch of our new #WhatIf campaign, participants in our DRC field program gathered to share a joyful meal, sing and dance together, and receive their “What If” T-shirts, designed by our ambassador, the actress and model Clémence Poésy.

W4 Ambassador Clémence Poésy’s second collaboration with the designer Pablo has given rise to a beautiful new line of clothing. This Spring-Summer collection is infused with the romantic and bohemian influences,  that Clémence loves, subtly blended with touches of modernity and innovation.   Once again, Clémence is dedicating a piece from her collection to the empowerment of girls and women by donating all proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts to W4 field projects across the world.  In contrast to her first, rock n’ roll-style […]

State Secretary for Women’s Rights Pascale Boistard invited Lindsey to join the official French delegation at the 25th Global Summit of Women, which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 14-16. The Global Summit of Women was conceived as a way of bringing three sectors together—public, private, and non-governmental—in order to promote the economic empowerment of women throughout the world by exchanging creative strategies and solutions. During the summit, Lindsey was interviewed regarding “Women and Technology” and participated in passionate discussions and debates on a […]

On  April 24th (at 4.40p.m.), Lindsey appeared on The 51 Percent, on France 24, discussing the importance of ensuring girls’ and women’s access to digital technologies, as a key force in girls’ and women’s empowerment.   As Lindsey emphasized in her interview with Annette Young, access to technology is at the core of W4’s work because digital technologies hold enormous transformative potential for women and girls around the world. This access remains limited for women:  25% fewer women than men have access to the internet […]

In April, Lindsey had the opportunity to speak at the Share Her Voice conference at the ESCP-Europe, Paris. The event, organized by Empow’Her and Wikistage, celebrated the theme of empowerment and the defense of girls’ and women’s rights, and focused on the importance of including men—at the level of individuals, communities and  institutions—who  defend women’s rights and want to promote equality between men and women.   By sharing real-life success stories and news of inspiring initiatives that have helped to promote women’s empowerment around the […]

W4’s work was featured in an article by Anne-Marie Rocco (in the French economic magazine Challenges), following a speech in which W4 Founder Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke shared her experiences and insights after more than 10 years in the field of humanitarian work.   Lindsey gave her speech on April 8, 2015 at a Paris conference co-organized by the Amanjaya Foundation and W4’s field partner Passerelles Numériques.   The conference focused on education and vocational training as powerful vehicles of social change and improvement in living standards […]

W4 Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, was recently named one of the InspiringFifty, one of Europe’s 50 most inspiring women in technology!    InspiringFifty is “a pan-European programme that identifies, encourages, develops and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology sector.”   As part of the programme, Lindsey was invited to participate in a roundtable hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on March 6th, in the run-up to International Women’s Day.    The event served as an opportunity to discuss how […]

W4’s Ambassadress, French actress and model, Clémence Poésy, represented W4 in a feature for the recently released Positive Book.    The book was published by Flammarion in partnership with French newspaper, Le Monde, and is dedicated to highlighting people and initiatives involved in building a “positive economy” in France.   Clémence described her engagement as a W4 Ambassadress and her belief in a virtuous cycle of altruism put in motion by W4’s support of innovative field projects to empower girls and women around the world. […]

“There is no developmental, religious or health reason to cut or mutilate any girl or woman.” – Ban Ki-moon     On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (February 6, 2015), our W4 team is thrilled to announce that we will be doubling all donations made to the project, “Empower Maasai Women to Lead in the Combat to End FGM!”.   This special donation matching operation, to take place in February, will enable W4’s program partner, Voices […]

  We’re proud to announce that our wonderful W4 Ambassadress, French actress and model, Clémence Poésy will be featured in the seventh issue of fashion magazine PORTER (to be released in February 2015).   Since joining the W4 adventure last year, Clémence Poésy has been an extraordinary ambassadress. She recently designed a t-shirt, in collaboration with clothing brand, Pablo, to support W4’s girls’ and women’s empowerment projects across the globe!    The t-shirt reads, “The Mighties – Live n’ Loud at W4”, to illustrate both […]

National Geographic’s People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year celebrates individuals who have made “remarkable achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, and humanitarianism”, and we’re proud to announce that W4 Ambassadress Wasfia Nazreen is among the inspiring nominees for this year’s title!   Pioneering Wasfia Nazreen has taken on the incredible challenge of climbing the highest 7 summits on all 7 continents as part of her Bangladesh on Seven Summits campaign. The objective? To raise awareness about women’s rights in Bangladesh and empower the country’s girls and women!   Photograph […]

  Business journal, L.A. Biz, recently launched its inaugural Women of Influence Awards, naming W4 Founder Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke among the 40 women business leaders in the Los Angeles area who “innovate, succeed and “pay it forward,” who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace as well as their commitment to community and mentoring.”   Lindsey was recognized for her leadership of W4 and its pioneering work to harness the power of crowdfunding and digital technologies to promote girls’ and women’s empowerment in developing and developed […]

W4 Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, joined the Follow’Her team for an interview with Stéphanie Duncan on January 26th for the “Les femmes, toute une histoire” show – a program dedicated entirely to women on French radio station, France Inter. The discussion was centred on the importance of digital technologies in empowering women today, a key issue for W4 in its work to support innovative projects operating towards this end.     W4 has actively sponsored the Follow’Her project, from its earliest beginnings to the group’s recent […]


Three years and counting! W4 is thrilled to once again support the Les Femmes s’en Mêlent (LFSM) music festival, which highlights the independent female music scene. This year, the 17th edition of the festival is being held from March 19th to April 4th, in Paris’ most iconic venues and across France.   Born as a one-night festival on International Women’s Day over 16 years ago, on March 8th 1997, Les Femmes s’en Mêlent has since grown into a multi-day, multi-city yearly celebration of the independent female […]