Every time we are given the opportunity to talk about GLOW4equalitys work or hold a workshop on gender equality, we grab the opportunity and celebrate it. In all contexts and in different ways it is powerful to put gender equality in the spotlight, to put the spotlight on our way to contribute as well as having the attendees breaking down gender equality issues to something within their own control to influence.
Coverage on GLOW4equality's work in different channels; regional and international, traditional media and digital platforms. Spreading knowlage about the social entreprenureship and the work we do is important, to keep enable proffesional coaching for women who work to combat gender inequality around the world.
During 2021 GLOW4equality secured different types of funding for our coaching program, empowering women to empower others. The past months public funding from Swedish Tillväxtverket and by the Bank foundation Sparbanksstiftensen. As of this financing, together with Business Partners and Crowdfunding, financing for the three first coaching groups is secured, our pilot-study.
October 1st 2021 GLOW4equalitys first group finished their six-month coaching program and ended with a celebration focused session. The theme of this coaching group: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation. The women attending are all dedicated to combat gender inequality and individually work within this field from different angles.
ICC Coach Pia Moberg, leads the first group ever in GLOW4equality’s coaching program. The participants in the group are all women engaged to combat gender inequality and share a mission: contributing to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls. The group started their six months together in April 2021 and as of this blog-article, the group have worked through two thirds of the program. We wanted to get Pia’s perspective of the process.
Crowdfunding is, just as it sounds, is when a large group of individuals help with small sums to finance something, instead of a few investors contributing with a larger sum. GLOW4equality is a social business startup financed by a combination of public funding, philanthropists, Crowdfunding and business partners. We’re delighted to already have secured around 20 business partners and partial public funding this past year and now launch our first Crowdfunding-campaign.
Reach for Change and one of their Impact Managers were assigned to identify and define GLOW4equlity's work towards impact measurement. Impact results chain, outputs, outcomes and what we actually intend for to happen… overall a very interesting process that left us with new insights and specific steps moving forward.
The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge inequality. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.
The Swedish woman Sigrid Strand had an eye for the need for innovations and technical solutions and she noticed that women generally did not tackle the problems in the same way as men. She founded Sigrid Strand foundation that each year hands out a scholarship to a female inventor in Jämtland, Sweden, to help and empower innovative women and at the same time push development of the region’s entrepreneurship.
GLOW4equality, a social business start-up founded in 2019, now launch our six-month coaching program, free of charge for women involved in gender equality issues. The mission is clear: to empower women and girls around the world and contribute to gender equality, goal 5 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals.