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Encouraging Women Across All Borders

Together, let's build a world where young women and non-binary folks can enter and rise in any field they choose.

aka EWAAB   |   Boston, MA   |  http://ewaab.org

Mission

Encouraging Women Across All Borders (EWAAB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a world where young women and non-binary folks can enter and rise in any field they chose. They provide first and second year undergraduate students with meaningful mentorship and professional development opportunities to grow both their skills and their confidence.

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Sam Collins

Main address

2 LaRose Pl #15

Boston, MA 02135 USA

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EIN

84-3416643

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In almost every industry, women are under-represented at the top, especially women of color. STEM and Finance industries are particularly challenged by a lack of diversity at all company levels. EWAAB is committed to increasing diversity in career landscapes by offering a unique solution. We believe it starts with ensuring that all young women and non-binary individuals have the tools and support to succeed. In a 2015 KPMG leadership study, 72% of college women reported that they need greater encouragement from others to believe in their own potential to be leaders. More recent studies have found that 50% of women are leaving STEM fields by age 35 because of a culture problem. There are confidence gaps and culture issues present that are making in tough for women and non-binary individuals to break through professional barriers.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bridge

The Bridge program for 1st and 2nd year students is a mentorship and professionalization experience that spans the entire academic year. The participants increase their confidence in a variety of areas, receive professional guidance from mentors, and build their network and resume with us. After graduating this program, we find that students are:

- 25% more likely to go after a leadership position in their field
- 73% more confident in contacting working professionals in their field
- 55% more confident in their speaking and presentation skills

100% of our mentees remain in touch with their mentors following the program, and 40% of them become mentors themselves. Our program prepares young women and non-binary students to enter and lead in their field of choice.

Population(s) Served
Young women
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bridge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

EWAAB's Bridge mentorship program runs through the academic year so these numbers correspond to AY 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 respectively.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to ensure that all women and non-binary students have the tools and support to effectively enter and lead in their fields of choice. We know that this will not only increase diversity in career landscapes, but also create a more inclusive culture.

We envision a world where those who have traditionally been under-represented in career and leadership spaces, such as women of color, first generation students, and/or those studying traditionally male-dominated fields, are always in the room.

We have an inventive solution for encouraging those who have traditionally been under-represented in career and leadership spaces: a college to career pipeline powered by mentorship.

Bridge Mentorship Program:
Our core program for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students (both at 4-year universities and U.S. community colleges) is an all encompassing professionalization experience that spans the entire academic year. Students receive professional training sessions led by personal mentors, networking engagements with professionals, and opportunities to build their resume.

Lifelong Community:
We provide our alumni with continuous opportunities to be engaged and supportive resources. 40% of our previous mentees are now mentors. We have a sustainable mentorship model that paves the way forward for the next generation of women in leadership.

Why We're Different:
Our mentorship groups are community focused. Rather than a one to one match, we have small circles of 2 mentors per 3-5 students. Mentors meet with their students as a group to facilitate discussions driven by our curriculum, and individually for personal goals when needed.

Our pipeline is sustainable and scalable. We utilize today's technology to connect students internationally as we have mentorship groups spread across 5 countries.

Our organization contains a large volunteer model with mentors and speakers offering their time. Our programs are oversubscribed with 2x the number of students applying each year. In order to provide as many students with our program as possible, our biggest limiting factor is management.

In order to scale the number of mentorship groups, we need to hire more full-time administrators. Other program service costs such as toolkits and resources are also important.

In 3 years of operation we have seen 160+ students graduate from our Bridge Mentorship Program. Each student having access to 2 personal mentors, increased confidence across a number of fundamental professional skills, and an international community of continued support. These young ladies and non-binary individuals graduate with the tools not only to enter their career with confidence, but to become the future leaders in the room.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Encouraging Women Across All Borders

Board of directors
as of 04/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kaitlin Gili

Zapata Computing

Term: 2021 - 2023

Kaitlin Gili

Zapata Computing

Eden Luvishis

Stevens Institute of Technology

Dominika Ďurovčíková

M.I.T

Melissa Chenok

Lattice

Lisa Mascolo

Listen, Learn, Lead

Sonali Wilson

PIMCO

Leena Bhutta

Doris Duke Foundation

Talita Sueldo

Accenture

Laurie Katz

GoldenTree Asset Management

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.