what we dO.
We are building a global community to connect women-led social and sustainable enterprises with global corporations committed to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A global marketplace for corporate gifts with social purpose
Helping women-led social enterprises and artisans to grow and scale their business by selling into the corporate gift market
The artisan communities that we have found are incredibly committed to working with sustainable and natural materials. Yet they often lack the scale to compete with mainstream companies. We help by connecting artisans directly to global companies who are looking to purchase ethical and sustainable products.
Through our ambassador network, we work with the largest companies in the world that share our vision to source and procure ethical suppliers of products.
Transforming the lives of women and children by providing access to education
Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men. Education empowers women and reduces inequality and strengthens economies.
Besides other impact projects, 10 Million Women donates 10 percent of its income specifically to women education programs.
10 Million Women donates 10 percent of its income to women education programs.
Finding and connecting capital and financial resources to the social ventures that lack access to investors
The United Nations has estimated that in order to meet the 17 SDGs by 2030, the amount of socially responsible investment that will be needed is a minimum of $12 trillion with the potential for 2-3 times that. At the same time almost 400 asset managers with almost $20 trillion in AUM have signed on the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), which are closely aligned with the SDGs.
Globally, only 3% of the money invested in venture capital and private equity initiatives with women founders, yet women-led ventures perform 20% better than the average. Our purpose is to increase access to capital for women founders in the impact sector.
When it comes to corporate gifting, we know there are many companies that emphasise a positive impact from their business for their employees, customers, communities and the environment. This is the community of corporate leaders 10 Million Women strives to collaborate with.