Under normal circumstances, many people around the world face discrimination around menstruation as well as difficulty obtaining hygiene supplies, either due to unaffordability, lack of access or inadequate information.
Kristin Meekhof is the author of A Widow’s Guide to Healing, who after meeting microcredit clients in New York, is donating $1 per book sold to alleviate poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Here’s why.
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Principal Foundation contributed more than $200,000 to match loans made on International Women’s Day, through Kiva to support women entrepreneurs around the globe. These micro loans, which reached 4,800 women in 30 countries, provide women business owners the capital they need to fund their businesses, support their communities, and empower them to build financial security on their terms. #InvestInHer
Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Sally Holmes joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a peek behind the scenes at the iconic brand, including insights into the new topics and editorial direction they’re taking on and a closer look at some of the powerful women making headlines in the US and around the world.
Investing in women entrepreneurs is vital part of our global economy
More women are turning to entrepreneurship, and according to Herbalife Nutrition’s second annual Global Entrepreneurship survey, 72 percent of women want to open their own business. Women entrepreneurs create a source of income for themselves and their families. They are a vital part of our world's economic engine that society needs to support with flexible opportunities, mentorship, and access to capital.
Close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women according to analysis in UNDP’s Gender Social Norm Index (GSNI) released earlier this year – providing clues to the invisible barriers women face when it comes to achieving equality.
Women-led businesses, for instance, are particularly hard hit by the pandemic as they face structural barriers, limited access to finance, and information asymmetry.
Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years. Maximizes technology, partnerships to deliver aid, insights and access to businesses and communities. Blends support of economic and health well-being.
PURCHASE, NY., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The health and economic consequences of COVID-19 have highlighted the critical need to support vulnerable populations, many of whom are disproportionately impacted.
S&P Global, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Pivot Successfully to Virtual Volunteering in Response to the Coronavirus
April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Coronavirus pandemic is not stopping people from volunteering. You don’t always have to be physically present to do some good, but there are some things to consider before starting a virtual volunteering project.
On its first year anniversary, The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ releases new survey findings, expands program to Global Banking and Markets (GBM)
TORONTO, Ontario, December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Women entrepreneurs who apply for business loans may fare better than they expect, according to survey results released today by Scotiabank on the first anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative. The survey of nearly 1,000 small business owners across Canada aims to identify the financial needs of women entrepreneurs.