How can you help?

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!

How does it work?

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!

MENTORING & NETWORKING TO FOSTER YOUNG WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP

47504

MENTORING & NETWORKING TO FOSTER YOUNG WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Italy 0 Contributors Launched March 01, 2021 Funding ends:28-12-2022

A WARM THANK YOU TO SHISEIDO FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT & OUR WORK AT W4!

THE CHALLENGE

In spite of significant improvements in women’s access to education, there remains a disconnect between women’s educational attainments and women’s leadership in most sectors as well as women’s participation in the labor force as (social) entrepreneurs. The path of (social) entrepreneurship remains challenging for women who face numerous persistent barriers, such as a lack of training opportunities, networks and the difficulty of accessing funding.

The SOLUTIONS WE'RE PROPOSING

Research shows that access to women role models, mentors and networking helps to foster women’s professional advancement and this is also the case when it comes to women’s entrepreneurship. As the saying goes “if you can see it, you can be it”. Our programs provide young women–particularly from underprivileged communities—with mentoring, coaching, and networking opportunities, plus exposure to women role models, to support the women as they seek employment or to set up their own (social) enterprises. The objective is to provide aspiring young women professionals and aspiring (social) entrepreneurs with support that will boost their confidence, enable the women to develop valuable soft skills and encourage the young women to embrace their professional aspirations. Through professional mentoring, the program matches young women with mentors (who are experienced professionals working in different sectors) who share their time and expertise to help the young women develop key soft skills and build their inner power and confidence. The program also offers entrepreneurship skills training, and adapted mentoring for aspiring (social) entrepreneurs, again matching the young women with mentors who are more experienced entrepreneurs. Through W4’s partnership with the non-profit Zahara’s Dream, young women in the program can also participate in “Be You, Powerfully” webinars and workshops, led by experts, both women and men, who are leaders in various professional industries. Young women in the “Be You, Powerfully” program from low-income communities are also given a “power jacket” and other professional attire for professional interviews and meetings to help them feel job-ready.  

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIVING

By donating to this program, you enable young women to benefit from mentoring and networking opportunities and exposure to role models that can significantly boost their confidence and enable them to develop key soft skills that will help them succeed professionally, in employment or (social) entrepreneurship. The opportunity to benefit from mentoring and to develop key soft skills can have a powerfully positive impact on young women’s professional and personal development and this support can be decisive for young women from underprivileged communities who would not have access to such opportunities otherwise.

 

 

Edit Delete

Donation Option 1

Help fund mentoring for 1 woman

Reward:

Unlimited

W4 Stickers

Delivery date: May 2021

Donate $ 10
$
Save Cancel
Edit Delete

Donation 2

Help fund mentoring & "a power jacket" professional attire for 1 woman

Reward:

Limited
(50 Left of 50)

Our W4 Be Bold For Change Tote bag made from recycled cotton by a women's empowerment program.

Delivery date: May 2021

Donate $ 50
$
Save Cancel
Edit Delete

Donation Option 3

Help fund entrepreneurship training and mentoring for 1 woman

Reward:

Limited
(50 Left of 50)

Our W4 What If T-shirt & our W4 Be Bold For Change Tote bag & W4 stickers & a thank you note from the program participants and/or staff

Delivery date: May 2021

Donate $ 100
$
Save Cancel

Contributors

There are no contributors yet. Be the first!

Close

Enter your pledge amount

$

Purchase