- City, State: Coventry, Warwickshire
- Geographic Location: Europe
I am the director of womenseconomy.com; a new brand of the Women's Business Development Agency (WBDA). We are the longest-standing specialist women's enterprise support agency in the UK and now work across Europe. In 2008 I was given the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion for my work and in 2010 I was made an MBE by the Queen for services to women's enterprise
Exhibit change by:
Our activity has enabled thousands of women and girls to transform their lives through business start up and growth and through building their leadership skills. We have transformed ourselves from a small local business support agency to an internationally-recognised specialist organisation for women's business issues
I'm passionate about:
I care particularly about helping to develop aspirations, enterprise awareness and leadership skills in girls and young women, particularly those who face multiple disadvantages.
I want to contribute to the development of an economy where it is absolutely normal for women to be full participants at every level
Read the conversations in the Community Forum and add your voice.
Add Your Name--
Stop Domestic Violence
Say No to Violence Against Women and add your name today to this UN Development Fund for Women's campaign. Every signature counts: The United Nations Foundation will donate $1 for each the first 100,000 signatures.
Justice for Anna Politkovskaya
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava was murdered in October of 2006 for reporting on human rights abuses. Help speak the truth about her assassination. --English, French, Spanish.
Do you CARE?
Join CARE in its fight to empower women around the world. Find out how to get involved.
Learn to Lead
Download the Women's Learning Partnership's Leading to Choices: Leadership Training Handbook for Women. It is available in 16 languages! You are one click away from learning everything you need to know about empowerment and effective, participatory leadership.
Help End Women's Poverty: Support the GROWTH Act
The Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act would address some of the most critical economic barriers women that keep women in poor countries from earning an income, barriers such as unequal property rights, lack of access to credit and trade, and poor wages and working conditions.
For the GROWTH Act to be passed, it needs concerned citizens to urge Congress to support it. Send an automatic letter to your Senators and Representatives asking them to support the bill.
Respect Everyone Everywhere
If you can no longer remain silent, then this is the time to put your foot down. Join Respect-ev, sign their petition and help stop female genital mutilation. --English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Iraqi Widows Organization
Learn about the situation of two million Iraqi Widows as young as 12 living in Iraq. Learn about the problem and discover solutions by visiting the Iraqi Widows Organization website.--English
See How Your Nation Stacks Up
How many women serve in your country’s legislative body? The Inter-Parliamentary Union
keeps tabs on women’s representation in government. -- English and French
Empower a Girl Program
Call for participation: Take part in the Girls Helping Girls education program. Participants learn about global issues, become aware of their individual and united potential, gain leadership skills and become change makers. Applications due July 15.
Frontera Women's Foundation
Learn more about how you can support the nonprofit group based in El Paso, Texas that recently launched new scholarship program for girls from low-income families in Juarez, Mexico.
It is only with your support that the International Museum of Women can succeed in its mission to amplify the voices of women worldwide through award-winning innovative exhibitions, strategic partnerships and local public programming and events.
Contribute today by becoming a member, donating to I.M.O.W or registering for our online community. Become part of the rising global community of women and men impacting the lives of women around the world!
Upload documents to appear in your profile.
Submit your work to be considered for Economica or to appear in your personal profile.
Curate your own exhibition of museum content! Add your favorite stories to your profile by navigating to the story page and clicking on the + sign in the right column.