Stardust Building Supplies | Rescuing Materials and Starving Landfills


Navigating the world of sustainability in small business, education, and everyday life? We get it, it’s not easy being green. Sit in on the powerful conversations with the trailblazers who are walking the sustainable walk. Each episode packs inspirational ideas that will drive your passion for creating a better world for you and the people […]

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. […]

SOLVillion: Innovative engineering for affordable access to water sanitation


“As social entrepreneurs, in SOLVillion, we are leading a new economic culture that is inclusive and poverty-free by linking our business activities to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the full realization of this ambitious UN’s sustainable agenda.” Aia Abul-Haj, Co-Founder of SOLVillion, Jordan Aia Abul-Haj, 2022 WeEmpower Finalist, Greater MENA Aia Abul-Haj is […]

Eticas Foundation: Catching up to AI


“At Eticas our vision is a world where technology promotes justice and equality, and our mission is to protect people in technology and AI, and at the same time ensure we all have the right to benefit from AI innovation regardless of our gender, skin colour, location or background.” Gemma Galdon-Clavell Gemma Galdon-Clavell – Founder […]

Elemental Excelerator: Redesigning Systems at the Root of the Climate Crisis


“Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change… We understand that technology is only half the solution and that the communities in which these technologies are deployed make up the other half.” Danielle J. Harris Danielle J. Harris – Managing Director – Elemental Excelerator 2022 WE Empower […]

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 […]

The Biz Nation: From Entry Level to Entrepreneur


“We sell online courses focused on education that can help our students change their lives, break their poverty cycle, advance in their professional careers, and generate more income, whether it is finding a better job, finding a job, or creating their own through entrepreneurship.” Karen Carvajalino Karen Carvajalino – Founder of The Biz Nation – […]

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 […]

Oorja Development Solutions: Financing and installing decentralized solar energy systems at the farm level


“Our work helps farmers increase crop yields, diversify production, reduce waste and mitigate carbon emissions and creates direct employment at the last mile. These services have the potential for adoption by India’s 30 million diesel-reliant farmers.” Clementine Chambon  Clementine Chambon – Co-founder & CTO – Oorja Development Solutions 2022 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific  Clementine Chambon […]

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 […]

8 Sustainable Makeup Brands to Refresh Your Look


A deeper look into the beauty industry Personal style plays a significant role in our lives, allowing us to express ourselves through fashion, accessories, and makeup. Of course, the idea of using makeup for self-expression isn’t new. The influence of the modern-day use of makeup dates back to 6,000 years ago when Egyptians used natural […]

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 […]

Beauty at What Cost? The Environmental Impact of Cosmetic Ingredients and Materials


The beauty industry is a massive market, estimated at $48.8 billion and continuing to grow. Personal style and expression play a significant role in our lives, and makeup is a popular way to express ourselves. However, the impact of the beauty industry and cosmetic ingredients on the planet is immense and cannot be ignored. From […]

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, […]