Our Approach

We find, fund, nurture, and share powerful women-driven solutions that can transform lives.


We find and welcome outreach from dynamic grassroots women’s organizations that focus on one or more of the four key issues 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. We invite these organizations to participate in WomenStrong’s Learning Community.


We fund organizations wishing to pilot initiatives or replicate effective programs. We also provide financial support to enable Learning Community members to share what they have learned with each other and with a wider audience. Please see our Grantmaking page for further details.


Receiving a grant from WomenStrong also provides opportunities for capacity-building 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.


The goal of our Learning Community is to provide an active and vibrant forum where WomenStrong and the organizations with which we work can discover, develop, and disseminate the most effective solutions to extreme urban poverty. WomenStrong’s members and participants from different organizations, geographies, and contexts come together in our four Learning Labs to collaborate, share their experiences, hear about similar challenges and successes, and learn from each other.

About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International is a global community of organizations working with women and girls to end extreme urban poverty. We start and end by listening to urban women and girls, who know best what they need, in order to thrive. WomenStrong finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that can transform lives. Learn More