R&D Entrepreneurship and Outsourcing Center plc: Redefining Ethiopia 


“I believe all of our work will be able to help create decent jobs for many Ethiopians/Africans without them having to move from place to place. And innovative professionals are the heartbeat of Change and economic equality.” Rachel Boon, Founder of R&D Entrepreneurship and Outsourcing Center plc, Ethiopia Rachel Boon, 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Sub-Saharan […]

Etijah: Preparing Future Workers for the Future World


“We believe in empowering people and businesses. We focus on human capital development, personally and/or professionally.” Dina Shabib Dina Shabib – Founder and Managing Director at Etijah Coaching and Consulting – Bahrain 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Middle East and North Africa Dina Shabib founded Etijah Coaching and Consulting to empower pioneers toward a bright future. […]

World Environment Day 2023: Uniting to Beat Plastic Pollution


Celebrating World Environment Day It’s time to get together and celebrate the environment! June 5th is the 50th World Environment Day, where each year, the significance of transformative action from across the world is crucial to help people and the planet. This year’s World Environment Day is being hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with […]

EPOSAK Foundation: Transforming Lives Through Sustainable Tourism


“Eposak favors ‘dispersed tourism’ over ‘mass tourism’; respecting destinations’ carrying capacity in order to protect its cultural and natural resources.” Lucía Coll  Lucía Coll – Managing Director – EPOSAK Foundation  2022 WE Empower Finalist, Latin America and the Caribbean At a very young age, Lucia Coll developed an interest in hiking, nature, and climbing. At […]

Santa’s Green Christmas: Empowering Teachers and Students through Eco-Adventure Comics


“Santa’s Green Christmas: Father Christmas Battles Climate Change” Comic Book The holiday season may still be months away, but the spirit of environmental consciousness is in the air! Prepare to be captivated by a comic book for students in 4th grade and beyond. “Santa’s Green Christmas,” created by Comics Uniting Nations in an initiative from […]

A Mother’s Care: 360Moms Digital Maternity Support


“We are working toward giving access to health support to all mothers across the world.” Dina Abdul Majeed Dina Abdul Majeed – Founder of 360Moms – Jordan 2022 WE Empower Awardee, Greater Middle East and North Africa Parenting calls on undivided care and investment. Unfortunately, in many countries, it can be difficult to find basic […]

Agrowomen: Adding Great Value to Oilseeds and Cereal in Mali, Africa


“In order to contribute to women’s economic empowerment and food security, Agrowomen will create (direct and indirect) jobs for 1000 women and youth by 2030.” Fily Keita – CEO, Agrowomen – Sub-Saharan Africa 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Sub-Saharan Africa Fily Keita is the founder and CEO of Agrowomen, a Malian cereals and oilseeds processing social […]

Sustainable Earth Energy Guide: Engage Middle and High School Students in Energy Education


Sustainable Earth’s Energy Guide In the education space, we know that teaching students about energy and the environment is essential in shaping their understanding of the world around them. But finding the right resources can be a challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce this comprehensive Energy Guide, designed specifically for middle and high school […]

Art and Creativity: Essential Components of Sustainability

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Key Takeaways The Intersection of Art, Creativity, and Sustainability: Celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day For many people, it’s easy to neglect our artistic and creative side as we go about our daily lives. Today, we hope to relight that creative and artistic spark for the sake of sustainability! April 21st is World Creativity and […]

Ladies Who Tech: Women breaking the glass ceiling


“There is a mum I know who is an engineer; she told me that she actively discouraged her daughter from studying science despite how much she loved it, because her personal experience had been so difficult.” Jill Tang, Co-founder of Ladies Who Tech, China Jill Tang, 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific In a field where […]

Kosmotive: Moving Women’s Reproductive Health Forward


Blandine Umuziranenge – Founder and CEO – Kosmotive “Our vision is to see a world where every girl and every woman has access to reproductive health information and access to sustainable menstrual hygiene products and where every parent has access to maternal and child health information, and access to healthcare services.” Blandine Umuziranenge  2022 WE […]

Larimar: Humanizing Technology to Improve Mental Health


“Embracing technology as a primary pillar in our lives is a must! This needs a humanized technology that works as an enabler in our lives and transforms rigid technological interaction into an agile emotional one.” Abeer Albashiti Abeer Albashiti – Founder & Manager – Larimar 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Greater MENA Abeer Albashiti is the […]

RatedPower: Merging tech and engineering to bring a new name to renewable energy


“Women have other strengths, which can give another type of leadership. My partners and I are aware of the diversity of gender and race. The more different the experiences, the more value each profile brings and the easier it is to innovate.” Andrea Barber, CEO and Co-Founder of RatedPower, Spain Andrea Barber, 2022 WE Empower […]

La Cana: Restoring women with their liberties one knit at a time


“We have created a brand where, through our products, we can make visible the problems of our prisons and tell the stories of these women, generating empathy and social commitment that contribute to reducing stigma and social discrimination towards women deprived of their liberty“  Daniela Ancira, Co-Founder and CEO of La Cana, Mexico Daniela Ancira, […]

Natal Cares: Women’s Health in the Age of Technology


“Our vision is to become a global company leading the use of reliable mobile technology and low-cost innovations that contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality rates in Africa.” Joy Chioma, Founder and Head of Operations at Natal Cares Joy Chioma, Founder and Head of Operations at Natal Cares, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, […]

MCD: Innovative Marine Conservation Efforts


“I am most passionate about our work supporting the most vulnerable local women in coastal areas thriving to be recognized in their own community, advancing their economic empowerment.” Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD, Vietnam 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Despite having faced various leadership […]

Reclaim Childhood: An Organization for Women and Girls, by Women and Girls


“Our mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces for refugee and local girls in Jordan to thrive by playing sports, working with coaches, and building community.” Rima Yacoub, Jordan Program Director for Reclaim Childhood Rima Yacoub, Jordan Program Director for Reclaim Childhood, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Middle East and North Africa As an active […]

THE ARC: Revolutionizing Art Supply Access for Educators and the Community


Imagine a world where teachers don’t have to break the bank to provide their students with art supplies for their projects. A place where they can go and pick up materials for free, without any frustration or financial strain. This dream has become a reality in Tempe, Arizona, thanks to the Art Resource Center (ARC), […]