Want to support women? Check out these innovative businesses that empower women through their programs and their giving strategies.
SheTaxis is a car service app that focuses on the needs of women by putting women behind the wheel. Women typically make up 60% of the riders, but only 2% of the drivers. This service provides employment options for women and ensures safety for both the drivers and the riders.
Hot Bread Kitchen offers a nine month paid training program for women to infuse them into a predominantly male dominated industry, while also meeting a real market need.
Mercado Global empowers indigenous women to overcome poverty and become agents of change in their communities by donor-funded business education and leadership programs to help women become successful business owners. They then connect them with large-scale sales opportunities so they can turn these skills into income. With this income, artisans provide nutritious food to their families and invest in their children’s education — and the community breaks the cycle of poverty.
Shop for great items that benefit survivors of human trafficking at Nomi Network’s site #BuyHerBagNotHerBody. All products benefit the nonprofit Nomi Network which aims to create 100,000 jobs for women survivors and at risk of trafficking by 2025.
The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. They hire single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. The individuals they hire manufacture a coat designed to meet the needs of those in the homeless community. The coat can transform into a sleeping bag at night or an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use.
This is L was founded on the premise that it’s time to stop shaming women and start providing them with the ethical personal care products they need to survive and thrive. Each purchase is matched with product distribution in high impact areas through female entrepreneurs. In this way, This is L is able to help the women they work with generate their own income. They are also incentivized to educate their peers about reducing the stigma of topics like the importance of health and wellness.
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