We are a vibrant community of women change leaders from around the world, dedicated to leveraging our skills, time, network, innovative thinking and funding to extend the reach and impact of our humanitarian partners.
Global Women Leaders
Understanding and contributing to solutions to complex humanitarian challenges at scale, requires many different players. Our 'opt-in' global model leverages the skill-sets, ideas and connections of women from diverse industries, including banking, law, marketing, data analytics, philanthropy, management consulting, insurance, startups and entrepreneurial businesses.
Working collaboratively not only brings a diversity of talent, strategic thinking. cultural input and approach, but also plays to our individual strengths through a strategic, modern philanthropic model that suits busy personal and professional lives.
Underpinning our approach is a significant focus on deep engagement with our key partners, potential donors, sponsors, investors and the people we are seeking to help. This is key to:
furthering our understanding of humanitarian needs and how the system and key players operate;
creating and nurturing opportunities to collaborate, and;
supporting our humanitarian partners in their work.
We believe our willingness and capacity to engage in this way adds tremendous value to our contributions and fosters mutual respect and trust.
Kimberly Gire meets with families in Kakuma Refugee Camp - Kenya, during a recent field trip with UNHCR.
Kimberly Gire, Founder - Global Women Leaders
Kimberly Gire is the Founder of Global Women Leaders. A career banking and finance senior executive, she was previously the CFO for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation and has worked extensively in the international capital markets with Citi.
As a strategic philanthropist, Kimberly donates her professional skills and experience in capital markets, treasury and structured finance to support humanitarian and development organizations, as a pro bono Special Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), The World Bank, UNHCR, UNICEF, Swisscross Foundation and the World Food Programme.