"What is at stake is nothing less than the survival and wellbeing of a generation of innocents"
- António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations
More than 1.5 billion people in the world are facing situations of violence, conflict and fragility - many of them in neglected crises, where chronic under-funding persists.
The gap between needs and the funding and solutions available for people effected by these crises is widening and must be stemmed.
We are a community of women from around the world.
We leverage our professional expertise and global connections to help tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by people in the world's most neglected crises.
Focusing on people who are falling through the cracks and getting left behind,
we seek to have impact in the key areas of:
- Food & water security
- Financial inclusion
As a women’s group,
we view each challenge through a women’s lens,
ensuring women and girls, often the most disadvantaged, are given equal access to funding and solutions.
scalable solutions designed for global public good.
Developing new funding solutions and ways of collaborating; finding creative, efficient and effective ways to act quickly to prevent crises, lesson their impacts and save lives.
We know that
engaging the private sector is key
to accelerating funding and maximizing impact. We help bridge the gap between humanitarian organizations and the private sector by raising awareness, drawing in funds, skills, connections and new ways of thinking, and; creating pathways for private sector engagement and investment.
Bridging the gap between humanitarian organizations and the private sector.
Our neutral, independent and ‘lean’ structure coupled with our expertise and pragmatic approach, allows us to cut through the bureaucratic limitations characteristic of large institutions and systems.
To maximise our impact, we partner with organizations who have direct access to the people we are trying to help, including our cornerstone partner, the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Cornerstone partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Partnering with the ICRC, we aim to have a direct and measurable impact. As a collective of Global Women Leaders, we share the principles and action bias of the ICRC and believe that through partnership we can achieve greater impact.
The primary focus of our work with the ICRC is in the development of innovative finance tools. Global Women Leaders were instrumental in the successful launch of the ICRC's world-first Humanitarian Impact Bond. We continue to work to extend and scale the development of innovative finance tools for greater impact, via a variety of initiatives.