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Do you want to change the world? You're in the right place! Join us at W4 in empowering girls and women for the benefit of everyone! You can donate to our projects around the world, launch your own team fundraiser, (e-)volunteer your skills and/or spread the word about our work!

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Choose one or more projects you care about from our portfolio of projects around the world, make a donation and see the life-changing, even life-saving, impact of your giving!

How does it work?

Create your own uber-cool fundraising team to raise funds for (a) project(s) you care about, then invite your friends/colleagues/family to donate and change the world with you! Multiply the good and multiply your impact!

How do gift cards work?

Offer a friend/colleague/loved one a unique, unforgettable gift with a W4 gift card! When you offer a W4 gift card, the recipient of your gift can choose a project to support from among our many girls' & women's empowerment projects around the world. The recipient of your gift card will receive updates throughout the year about the project, as well as W4 "goodies" relating to the project. So offer a W4 gift card today and spread joy & love!

Events: women & girls leading change

W4 Founder & Managing Director Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke had the honor of being Master of Ceremony for the 2017 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. The theme of the awards this year was “Literacy in a digital world”. The awards ceremony took place on the occasion of International Literacy Day, September 8, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, in the presence of UNESCO Director General Ms Irina Bokova.

W4 Founder & Managing Director Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke was a guest speaker at Chatham House’s 2016 International Policy Forum “Empowering Women for Economic Growth: the Smart Choice for the G20”. Lindsey participated in a panel discussion about “Women’s empowerment through technology” and measures theG20 can put in place, in terms of infrastructure and policies, to enable women to harness technology, advance their careers, and develop their businesses.

W4 Founder and Director, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, was a keynote speaker at the QS In Conversation conference in Milan (February 1-3) on the imperative of “Advancing Female Leadership” around the world. Lindsey was joined by other exceptional women and champions of women’s rights, including Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Dr. Celeste Schenck, President of the American University of Paris, and Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat University, a leading non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia. Lindsey’s talk addressed the “education-employment-leadership mismatch” and the role higher education in the C21st must play in advancing women’s leadership to critical mass if we are to achieve the SDGs & our 2030 vision.

On 22 October 2015, W4 Founder & Managing Director was a guestspeaker at the 2015 State of Europe high-level roundtable, “Addressing Europe’s crises: Policy Crossroads”, hosted by Friends of Europe in Brussels. Lindsey (a European Young Leader) spoke at the closing plenary session about progress and positive trends within the EU, the potential of women as drivers of socio-economic progress, and the need to get more women into the technology sector. The panel also included: former Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti; King Philippe of Belgium and Viscount Etienne Davignon, Former Vice-President of the European Commission and President of Friends of Europe.

W4’s Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, has been named one of the Inspiring 50, the 50 most inspiring European women in technology. On March 6th, she joined her Inspiring 50 counterparts for a roundtable, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, on how to improve Europe’s digital economy as well as the opportunities and challenges faced by women in technology.

W4’s Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, represented W4 at the ICT-Go-Girls! Final Conference, financed by the European Commission, in Antwerp, Belgium on October 15th. The ICT-Go-Girls! Project is dedicated to empowering secondary school girls, through ICTs, with the knowledge and skills necessary to explore entrepreneurship. Lindsey spoke on how W4 is broadening girls’ and women’s access to digital technologies as a powerful tool in helping them to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors.

On October 9th, W4’s Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, was invited to speak at a cocktail evening sponsored by the White & Case Women’s Initiative, which promotes women’s leadership through its sponsorship, networking and training programs. Alongside Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women, Lindsey presented W4’s work to open up access to necessary resources for women around the world in order to help them fulfill their potential and pursue their journeys toward success.

On September 30th, W4’s Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke was invited to speak as a panelist at the 4th annual Giving Women Conference in Geneva, centered on the theme of “Giving Women a Voice: The Role of Media in Empowering Women.” The conference was opened by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women, followed by a moderated panel discussion among leaders in women’s empowerment and the media. Lindsey represented W4 and described how our crowdfunding platform is driving social and economic change for girls and women, their families and communities. 

On June 2nd, W4’s Founder, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, was invited to speak at the 3rd annual youth symposium organised by WoMen’Up and the Boson Project and held at the Paris headquarters of French employers’ association, MEDEF. This year’s symposium was centered on the theme of “The Great Transformation” and brought together six guest speakers from different sectors as well as 300 audience members to explore innovations at the intersection of technology, youth, and evolving socioeconomic paradigms. Joined by Justin Reeves of the 10×10 movement and GirlRising, Lindsey spoke on the subject of “Economic Revival.” She presented current business and economic trends in France and abroad and the potential of shared value creation, linking corporate interests with social and economic progress, in driving sustainable development.

W4’s first fundraising event in the US, organized in collaboration with the American Alpine Club and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, was Women (em)Powered, an inspiring evening of story-telling held on May 20th in Seattle. Two renowned women adventurers, Shannon Galpin, Founder of W4’s field partner in Afghanistan, Mountain2Mountain, and Wasfia Nazreen, W4 Ambassador and Founder of Bangladesh on 7 Summits, shared their incredible endeavors to break barriers and reach new summits in girls’ and women’s empowerment. On-stage interviews with Shannon and Wasfia were moderated by Fitz Cahall (of Seattle-based podcast, “The Dirtbag Diaries”) to allow the women to discuss their journeys in challenging the status quo and raising awareness of the situation of women in Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The evening came to a close with an interactive Q&A session with audience members.

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