Our Approach

WomenStrong International finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that will transform lives in urban communities.

Our member organizations start by listening to women, who know best what they need in order to thrive. Then we bring our members together with other women’s organizations into a Learning Lab, to develop, test, sharpen, and share their solutions. Through our collective learning and sharing, WomenStrong is building a global community of organizations empowering urban women and girls to leave poverty behind.

Through WomenStrong International and our Learning Lab, we:

Find

We identify dynamic organizations working to advance progress in ione of four key areas that WomenStrong believes must be addressed for women and girls to realize their full potential: Girls’ Education and Empowerment, Women’s Health, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Economic Opportunity.

Fund

We fund local, women-led organizations working in our focus areas in the U.S. and globally to pilot, replicate, and disseminate promising solutions. Please see our Grantmaking page for further details.

Nurture

Receiving a grant from WomenStrong also provides opportunities for organizational strengthening and technical support. Such opportunities take a variety of forms, such as exchange visits, trainings, and mentorship; essentially, our aim is to support member organizations in improving their ability to design, evaluate, and inform others about their programs.

Share

Our Learning Lab provides an active and vibrant forum where WomenStrong and the organizations can develop, test, and refine good ideas and promote their solutions widely.

WomenStrong’s members’ geographies and sociocultural contexts come together in our four Learning Labs to collaborate, share their experiences, hear about similar challenges and successes, and learn from each other.

WomenStrong International believes that when local, women-focused organizations have the resources and support to bring their plans to fruition and can come together to amplify their solutions, transformational change can happen for women and girls, for communities, and for us all.

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About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that will transform lives in urban communities. Learn More