Women’s Economic Development

CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in programs that create opportunities for women and their families. Our participants can enter the workforce and gain access to markets. Bloomberg Philanthropies uses a collaborative approach with non-profits, the private sector, and government agencies to reach women and their families.

TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS


Vocational Training and Skills-Building

Since 2008, Bloomberg Philanthropies has worked with the non-profit, Women for Women International, to train women in market skills so they can increase their incomes and support their families, communities and countries. Learn more here: Training and Skills Building


Training Smallholder Farmers in Rural Communities to Develop Businesses and Create Market Access

Since 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported the Relationship Coffee Institute, a non-profit created in partnership with Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, to train women farmers so they become fully engaged, recognized participants in the coffee value chain. Learn more here: Farmer Training


Training Artisans and Establishing Global Standards

In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested in the non-profit Nest to build the capacity of the organization to reach artisans and create market access for this unrecognized global workforce. Learn more here: Artisans and Homeworkers


Increasing Access to Quality Reading Materials

In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered with Library For All and the Imbuto Foundation – founded by the First Lady of Rwanda – to increase access to a wide range of culturally relevant and quality reading materials. Learn more here: Education for All 


Mapping Funding in Africa Across All Issues

In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested in Equal Footing, a Foundation Center project, which launched a free web portal. The web portal offers easy to use technology that allows users to study previous and current philanthropic efforts in absolute terms to encourage strategic, data-driven and collaborative approaches to future investments. Learn more here: Equal Footing