WE Empower Challenge partners
Our partners are empowering women to develop solutions to sustainability challenges around the world.
Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™
The emergence of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ at Arizona State University is rooted in the conviction that we can and must make a meaningful contribution to ensuring a habitable planet and a future in which well-being is attainable for all humankind. This laboratory draws on ASU’s deep commitment to use-inspired research, our ongoing work in sustainability and service to the global community in which we live, explored across five core spaces: discovery, learning, solutions, networks and engagement.
Vital Voices works with women leaders with a daring vision for change. One of the ways they accomplish this is through their signature programs in economic empowerment, political leadership, leadership development and protecting human rights. Vital Voices searches the world for women leaders and partners with them to make that vision a reality. Through long-term investments that expand her skills, connections and visibility, Vital Voices accelerates her efforts, improving the world for us all.
Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. Now, millions of hosts and guests have created free Airbnb accounts to enjoy each other’s unique view of the world.
BMO is a leading bank driven by a single purpose: to boldly grow the good, in business and life. Every day, they continue to set their sights higher, inspired by their purpose and energized by the opportunity to create positive change for the customers and communities they serve.
Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer and founder and chairman of the company that bears her name. DVF is now a global luxury fashion brand celebrated for its effortless glamour, its distinctive vocabulary of print and color, and its powerful connection to generations of women. Von Furstenberg’s commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion, but also philanthropy and mentorship.
GroYourBiz has a direct impact on the economic growth and empowerment of millions around the world by enabling and developing small- and medium-sized businesses. Members of GroYourBiz get the support of a posse of strong, dynamic, supportive women, who understand where you’re trying to go and will provide their ideas, support, network and positive peer pressure to help you get there as quickly as possible.
Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden
The Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a 40-acre valley nestled in Onomea Bay, Hawaii. The Garden’s mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants, and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.
Mary Kay Inc. has empowered women while changing the world of business for over 50 years. At the core of who they are, there is a willingness to help one another that drives them to enrich the lives of women and their families around the world. Their commitment has led them to do incredible work across the globe which includes providing lifesaving surgeries, helping end hunger, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams.
Match Group, through its portfolio companies, is a leading provider of digital technologies designed to help people make meaningful connections. Our global portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, OurTime®, Azar®, Hakuna Live™ and more, each built to increase our users’ likelihood of connecting with others. Through our trusted brands, we provide tailored services to meet the varying preferences of our users. Our services are available in over 40 languages to our users all over the world.
New Theory Ventures
New Theory Ventures is a venture studio that invests in women and diverse founders building purpose-driven brands. Founded by entrepreneur Nikki Eslami, New Theory Ventures is a direct response to Nikki’s own experiences as a young founder where she encountered firsthand how vastly underrepresented, underestimated and underfunded women and diverse founders are in the business world, particularly when it comes to venture capital. New Theory Ventures partnered with Gwen Stefani to launch GXVE Beauty, launched regenerative living platform Wild Elements, and has invested in brands including Ceremonia, iNNBeauty, Thirteen Lune, and Sourse.
P&G brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms—and have been passed down from generation to generation. Over the course of 181 years, they’ve challenged convention, led innovation and helped shape culture. But no matter how much the company grows, they always keep themselves grounded in their deep-rooted purpose, values and principles. They’ve done it for over 66,000 days, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Today, technology is the most effective way to provide equal opportunities for all, as it provides access to data and knowledge and enables network building. Salesforce.org provides the world’s leading technology for nonprofits and educational institutions to help them connect their organizations and achieve faster success. The more missions they support with our technology, the more they as a social enterprise can give back to society – and start a cycle of good action.
Saїd Business School, University of Oxford
For over eight centuries, leaders from across the world, and from all spheres, have come to Oxford to study, to intellectually recharge and to engage in important discussions. The remarkable community at the School continues this tradition. The community of academics, students, alumni, staff and friends at Saїd Business School is truly global and has representatives from all over the world and from different sectors.
The United Nations was created to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation around shared interests and values. It is the one place where all countries and citizens can unite behind collective action to address our greatest challenges and deliver a better world for all. The UN Foundation supports the UN’s ability to tackle these challenges and harness opportunities for the benefit of all humanity. As we head deeper into the 21st century, this task is more urgent than ever. The UN Foundation works by building communities and incubating initiatives to support the UN and its priority issues, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
- 1 Million Women
- African Development Bank
- Asian Development Bank Association of Women Business Centers (AWBC)
- Blue Planet Alliance
- Blue Planet Start Ups
- BPW (Business and Professional Women) International
- Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar
- Foreign Policy
- FINCA International
- Global Food and Agriculture Program
- Global Women’s Leadership Alliance
- GREAT Women
- Hawaii Green Growth
- International Finance Corporation
- International Labour Organization
- Institute for Climate and Peace
- Kellogg Company
- Lovell Corporation
- Mana Up
- Millennium Challenge Corporation
- NZ Global Women
- Pacific Women’s Network
- Planned Parenthood
- Rainforest Partnership
- RELX Group
- Rise2025 Global
- Rotary Hawaii
- Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
- She Changes Climate
- The Asia Foundation
- The Female Quotient
- The Rallying Cry
- WIN Summit
- WOCAN and W+ Standard
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- Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
- Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
- Women of the Arctic
- Women of the Future Awards
- Women Presidents’ Organization
- Women’s World Banking
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- World Pulse