Empowering Women to Empower Women

Giving Women is a membership association, which seeks to build a community of informed women philanthropists and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of women and girls in need.

We pool together our time, knowledge, professional experience, financial means and ideas in order to be more informed and effective givers. We form a bridge between women in need of support and women in a position to support them.

To learn more about Giving Women in an informal setting, we invite you attend one of our monthly informal lunches.

Giving Women’s 7th Annual Conference

“Economic autonomy for women at the bottom of the pyramid: opportunities and challenges” 


Every year Giving Women organises a conference, which focusses on a significant topic in the journey for the empowerment of girls and women globally. This is in alignment with our vision of a world where girls and women have access to health, safety and equality.
This year we decided that it is time to take a critical and deep look at economic empowerment for women at the bottom of the pyramid, identify the best practices and understand the reasons for the slow progress of women up the economic ladder. We will discuss challenges and opportunities around enterprise development, vocational training, access to markets and financial inclusion globally, while also considering infrastructure, safety, healthcare and other less visible and more personal support these women may require to truly engage in income generation.

Last year’s conference video



Our membership offers advising and professional support to projects focused on women’s and girls empowerment all over the world.


Our aim is to create a community of informed women philanthropists that work together towards girls’ and women’s empowerment.


Throughout the year, we offer an entire series of events in Geneva and Zurich with a special focus on trainings for the not-for-profit industry and on raising awareness about women’s issues.


Your project has a good concept but needs professional support to get to the next level? Your project is mainly focused on improving the lives of girls and women?

We offer the solution: A dynamic, multinational, diverse group of +120 women philanthropists coming from different sectors and with a wide range of expertise who dedicate their time, experience and skills to support girls’ and women’s empowerment.

The main areas we offer support in are: technical support (development of business/fundraising/communications strategies, revision or development of M&E tools and systems…), capacity building (transfer of knowledge, skills or technical procedures to reinforce staff capacity to reach project goals) and practical advice (legal queries, networking support, governance issues…).

Find out more about our selection criteria and application process!

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