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 […]

Vulcan Coalition: Bridging the Digital Divide for People with Disabilities


“I believe together we can create a world full of opportunities for all people.” Methawee Thatsanasateankit, CEO of Vulcan Coalition Methawee Thatsanasateankit, CEO of Vulcan Coalition, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Drawing inspiration from a friend with a visual impairment, Methawee Thatsanasateankit witnessed the struggle of People with Disabilities (PWDs) to work and be a […]

WITU: Women Building Other Women


“Imagine a world where women and girls have equal access to education, assets such as land, information, and leadership positions. Poverty, violence and war would significantly reduce. We are working towards this world!” Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Founder of WITU Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Founder of Women in Technology Uganda (WITU), 2021 WE Empower Finalist Barbara and […]

ISSD: A systematic approach to economic development


“I became passionate about innovating, creating new possibilities, encouraging women to develop their skills, make their voices heard and protect their rights no matter what path they have chosen.” Irina Mkrtchyan, Co-founder of ISSD Irina Mkrtchyan, Co-founder of Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities (ISSD), Armenia and 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Middle East and […]

Roots Studio: Reimagining Cultural Appreciation


“Roots Studio creates 2-way bridges between heritage artists and values-aligned brands in fashion, home, and retail. We are reimagining everyday.” Rebecca Hui, Founder/CEO of Roots Studio Rebecca Hui, Founder/CEO of Roots Studio, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Europe and North America Rebecca Hui has always had a passion for bridging cultures. This led to the founding […]

Slowing Down Fashion: Sustainable Clothing and Goods with Ethic Attic


“Our goal is to be a one stop place for design conscious products that are sustainable and made with least negative impact on the ecology.” Rema Sivaram Rema Sivaram – Co-Founder of Ethic Attic by Fairkonnect India- 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Ethic Attic by Fairkonnect is a Fair Trade organization based in India that […]

Clean, Safe Mukuru Clean Stoves: An Economic Opportunity for Women


“Our vision is to eradicate household air pollution in Africa by empowering local women business owners to fight energy poverty.” Charlot Magayi Charlot Magayi – Founder of Mukuru Clean Stoves – Kenya – 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Sub-Saharan Africa Mukuru Clean Stoves replace traditional stoves with improved cookstoves that reduce exposure to hazardous air pollutants […]

Shabab Lab | Revolutionizing Technologies to Promote Social Change in Arab Communities


“The vision of our organization is to transform Arab youth into social innovators and changemakers in their communities. To do so, we have developed academic programs that integrate well within international and national curricula and that rest on three pillars: technology, entrepreneurship, and the social good.” Mona Itani Mona Itani – CEO & Founder of […]

Fly Technista | Providing Tech Opportunities for Women Around the Globe


“We are on a mission to empower 1 million women and girls by 2026 to become confident creators, innovators and leaders in technology.” TeLisa Daughtry TeLisa Daughtry- CEO & Founder of Fly Technista- United States of America 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Europe and North America With over 1.4 million tech-related jobs available and only 3% […]

NaTakallam, a Pathway Forward and Upward for Refugees


“I am committed to advocating on behalf of refugees and displaced people, especially women, as well as the need for sustainable livelihoods through marketable skills of the future.” Aline Sara Aline Sara – CEO & Co-Founder of NaTakallam- United States of America 2021 WE Empower Awardee, Europe and North America Bridging communities and advocating for […]

Selva Nevada | Empowering Local & Rural Communities Through Biodiverse Products


“We promote the consumption of super-fruits and natural ingredients in national and international markets, creating a clear link between consumer choice and sustainable use of biodiversity from tropical markets.” Catalina Alvarez Catalina Alvarez – Co-Founder of Selva Nevada – Colombia  2021 WE Empower Finalist, Latin America, and Caribbean Catalina Alvarez has worked for over fourteen […]

Women in Digital in a Male-Dominated Industry


“We believe technology does not have any gender and we have proved that women can do the coding and technical things.” Achia Nila, founder of Women in Digital Achia Nila, founder of Women in Digital, Bangladesh 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Over 15 years ago, Achia Nila discovered there were little to no women in […]

Hand Over – Sustainable, Community Conscious Construction


“Our aim is to set an alternative for our building activities that will allow us to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce our energy consumption in buildings, improve our indoor air quality and create sustainable solutions that will create a real community development approach.” Radwa Rostom Radwa Rostom – CEO & Founder of Hand Over Projects- […]

Transformative Technology – The Future of Agriculture


“I am passionate and dedicated to not only advancing the world of global agriculture, but also forging a path of success for innovative female farmers and leaders in the future.” Shari van de Pol Shari van de Pol – CEO of CATTLEytics Incorporated – Canada 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Europe and North America From a […]

Rede NAMI: Women’s Empowerment through Urban Arts


“Our work aims to promote structural change in society, bringing knowledge through communication so that girls and women know how to fight for their rights and guarantee full access to the best possibilities of being in the world.” Panmela Castro Panmela Castro – Founder and President of Rede NAMI – Brazil 2021 WE Empower Finalist, […]

Accelerate2030: An Innovative Take on Advancing Entrepreneurship


“We have some eight and a half years to go into 2030 and this is a journey we really can’t do alone.” Alexandra Boëthius, Strategic Lead of Accelerate2030 Alexandra ‘Santu’ Boëthius, Strategic Lead of Accelerate2030 and Co-founder of Impact Hub Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Europe and North America Alexandra Boëthius is […]