When a couple of big personalities with big ideas and even bigger hearts get together to give something back, you just know something game changing is going to happen. The founders of Women Give Something Back are innovation and creativity junkies, a soft touch when it comes to seeing other women suffering and business gals with a conscience.
We know there are many women like us who care about the glass ceiling, well being and safety of women and opportunities for every girl and woman to live a happy, safe and abundant life. We know that there are many women silently suffering, needing the support and chance to make a change.
We understand that you’re busy. That’s why we’ve made it really simple for you to give something back to good causes. You might not be cut out for traipsing through the Amazon to protect endangered species; you might not have the patience or the time to volunteer.
We’ve made it so easy for anyone to join our circle of women who want to give something back. Contributing to the Women Give Something Back fund supports crowdfunding projects on CrowdPatch, a UK Social Enterprise and crowdfunding platform.
Disrupting the Balance of Power with the Women Give Something Back Revolution
Strides have been made toward equality between women and men. Your life might feel comfortable enough that you don’t give gender inequality much thought in your daily life. Make no mistake, the balance of power still weighs heavily toward men. With only 5.9% of the world’s heads of states being women and only 21.8% as the Average of women in Parliament globally, there is work to be done. (Source: UNwomen.org)
The problem isn’t just that women are underrepresented in government; girls and women globally face violence, restricted access to education and inequality in the workplace.
44% of UK women have experienced either physical or sexual violence since they were 15-years-old. 38% of murders of women worldwide are committed by a woman’s intimate partner. 24% of global percentage of senior management roles filled by women. (Source: The Independent)
There’s still work to be done
The Women Give Something Back movement encourages women and men to contribute to positive change via crowdfunding.
Maggie Langley, Co-founder of Women Give Something Back and Director of CrowdPatch a crowdfunding platform said, You might not be cut out for traipsing through the Amazon to protect endangered species; you might not have the patience or the time to volunteer. We’ve made it so easy for anyone to join our revolutionary circle of women using crowdfunding to improve our world. We believe that the collective energy of women who give something back can be the catalyst for real change that will raise the status of women.
The WGSB movement encourages women to make a donation to the Women Give Something Back Circle fund, a crowdfunding project on CrowdPatch. In exchange for a donation, women get rewards, including being featured in the email newsletter. Regular monthly contributors receive a handmade gift from the women at the Centre for Creativity and Enterprise on their birthday. Funds raised will be divided among the crowdfunding projects carefully selected and added to the Women Give Something Back ‘patch’ on the CrowdPatch website.
‘More than £2.7billion was raised by crowdfunding globally in 2012.’ (Source: Nesta)
Girls look to us for answers. It’s up to us to make sure every girl gets the opportunities she deserves. With technology today, we can expand our circles of influence. We can encircle and protect more girls and women. We can work together to give something back. Let’s give. Not give up.
Join the Women Give Something Back Circle at www.womengivesomethingback.com
Maggie Langley and Betsy Aidinyantz
Co-Founders of Women Give Something Back http://www.womengivesomethingback.com @womenGSB