Women Thrive Alliance

Making Gender Equality a Reality

aka Women Thrive Alliance   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.womenthrive.org

Mission

Women Thrive Alliance is a global feminist advocacy network with one goal: make gender equality a reality. We believe that gender equality can only be achieved through a grassroots-led, bottom-up approach to development that is centered on those most marginalized by patriarchy.

Our Alliance unites and mobilizes hundreds of women's rights and gender equality organizations in over 50 countries, equipping them with the skills, the connections, and the support needed to influence social and gender justice agendas at local, national, and global levels.

Through our training, coaching, and collective action, Alliance members take their place as equal partners in decision-making spaces so that their expertise and experiences contribute to strong and sustainable policies and programs for gender equality.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Mrs. Emily Bove

Main address

1875 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 405

Washington, DC 20009 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Edge Coalition

Women Thrive Alliance

EIN

52-2100597

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

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

Women's Rights (R24)

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Our programs

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Raise Your Voice

Our "Raise Your Voice” capacity-building program provides a global learning community where members access tailored tools, coaching, and trainings on fundraising, communications, and advocacy. Through our in person and online courses, members connect with each other, share their knowledge and learn new skills.

Population(s) Served

"Achieve SDG 5” is a global advocacy program supports advocates in designing and implementing strategies to ensure that grassroots women and girls are an integral part of national efforts to implement SDG 5. Members collect data and develop evidence-based messages on women and girls’ needs, priorities and solutions; connect and mobilize with other advocates; and strategically engage with local and national decision-makers. Together, we work to make sure that grassroots women and girls’ voices, concerns and recommendations are heard and taking into account within United Nations decision-making.

Population(s) Served

Our #InTheRoom campaign galvanizes political representatives to civil society to individuals and anyone in between from around the world on the importance of women’s rights advocates place and participation in decision-making on the SDGs at the national and international levels.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Four Star Charity for "Exceptional" Non-Profit Efficiency 2009

Charity Navigator

Best Small Charity 2008

Catalogue of Philanthropy

"Non-Profit Standard of Excellence" Award 2008

Web Marketing Association

Leet Award for the Advancement of Women 2007

Interaction

Four Star Rating for Efficient and Effective Financial Management 2008

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are setting our sights on a monumental — but attainable — goal: achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030.

In 2015, 193 countries agreed to the United Nations' new global agenda to end poverty, Agenda 2030. This agenda is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from ending poverty to combatting climate change. Ultimately, the agenda emphasizes leaving no one behind – creating a world where all people can thrive.

Women Thrive supports grassroots organizations working directly with women and girls in advocacy around implementing SDG 5 on gender equality. Equipped with skills, connections, and resources, Alliance members will track governments' commitments and actions and hold all stakeholders accountable to achieving gender equality by 2030.

Our “Raise Your Voice" capacity-building program provides a global learning community where members access tailored tools, coaching, and trainings on fundraising, communications, and advocacy. Through our in person and online courses, members connect with each other, share their knowledge and learn new skills.

Our “Achieve SDG 5" advocacy program supports advocates in designing and implementing strategies to ensure that grassroots women and girls are an integral part of national efforts to implement SDG 5. Members collect data and develop evidence-based messages on women and girls' needs, priorities and solutions; connect and mobilize with other advocates; and strategically engage with local and national decision-makers. Together, we work to make sure that grassroots women and girls' voices, concerns and recommendations are heard and taking into account within United Nations decision-making.

Women Thrive Alliance is composed of 250 organizations in 50 countries. Each lends their experience and expertise to the network. Women Thrive staff have extensive experience in network building, training and teaching, and gender equality advocacy.

OUR IMPACT

Training more than 100 (and counting) gender equality advocates

Starting in 2014, Women Thrive took its advocacy training model, Raise Your Voice, directly to members. Since then, we've worked with over 100 gender equality advocates from 25 countries to help them build the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to raise their voices and be heard by decision-makers. In intensive, engaging workshops, participants – from Girl Guides in Ghana to young leaders in Senegal to experienced advocates in Kenya – built relationships, developed advocacy messages, and planned activities. Following the workshops, participants put their advocacy planning into action: some took their messages directly to Parliament, others started awareness-raising campaigns in their communities, and others worked together to influence regional and global decision-makers.

Securing Sustainable Development Goal 4

After nearly four years of hard work, Women Thrive and members of our Alliance were thrilled to see the language we'd collectively advocated for included in Sustainable Development Goal 4, which ensures every girl and every boy has the right to quality education and everyone—woman, man, girl, and boy— has life-long access to learning.

Financials

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Women Thrive Alliance

Board of directors
as of 11/8/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Trevor Tomkins

Venture Dairy

Elise Fiber Smith

Community Volunteer

Joe Keefe

Pax World Mutual Funds

Carol Bilzi

Mayer Brown LLP

Mark Blakden

No Affiliation

Jenny McGill

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Suzanne Lerner

Michael Stars/Lerner et cie

Trevor Tomkins

Venture Dairy

Alonzo Fulgham

CH2MHILL

Eileen Mancera

Venor Capitol Management

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No