Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Revolution, one woman at a time.

Denver, CO


The mission of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund is to support women through economic, social and political programs; creating opportunities while addressing inequality, strengthening families and communities.

Our strategy is to provide women with the framework necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families. Through grassroots strategies, marginalized women are given the tools necessary to alleviate poverty thus facilitating sustainable development and empowerment. Our goal is to work for social justice, increased human security and women’s empowerment.

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Founder and Director

Karen Sugar

Main Address

PO Box 6283

Denver, CO 80206 USA


Empowerment; Women; Development; Microcredit; Literacy; Leadership Development





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Women's Rights (R24)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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What we aim to solve

Globally, women and girls are disproportionately poor and marginalized. Due to inequality in access to resources, education, and justice, women often face poverty, violence, and insecurity due solely to their gender.

Our programs

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Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to address systemic inequality and access to resources which enable women and girls to lead dignified and empowered lives.

WGEF has a multifaceted program which provides resources and support which enable women to lead successful and dignified lives. These include access to economic, social and political programs which have been proven to support the empowerment process which is defined as ones ability to make choices and determine their own life outcomes.

WGEF has an amazing and well educated staff working in the community to deliver these services and programs. We have community and organizational partner who work with us on funding and support.

Thru yearly surveys, collecting relevant information, informational meetings and robust field work, we are able to ensure our programs are relevant and meaningful, thereby accomplishing out goals and objectives.

To date, WGEF has provided over 17,000 loans, 4600 women have gone thru our literacy program, delivered 3.5 m sanitary pads to schools across the region, 572 women are currently in leadership positions across the region.

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?