Global GAIN is a new nonprofit charitable organization (501 c3) formed to build a global network of women change-makers — leaders in public service, politics, peace and human rights, issue advocacy, the arts and social entrepreneurship. We aspire to build a leadership network of women dedicated to seeing more women in leadership positions globally - especially in public offices and to promote women lead organizations that focus on education and leadership.
Global GAIN seeks to build meaningful connections across cultures with a special emphasis on lifting up women and young political, civic, and entrepreneurial leaders in the U.S. and globally in developing democracies.
Global GAIN believes that the solutions to the most significant problems in the world will be found when women achieve parity in leadership positions at every level of public and civic life. Inspired by the power of women’s leadership, we are committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We believe the 5th goal - Gender Equality is the secret to achieving each of the other goals. Global GAIN will develop and support programs that promote women leaders in public life and build meaningful connections to one another through these programs.
Our vision is aspirational while our specific program goals are impactful, practical activities that tangibly improve and work towards gender parity in public life. Our theory of change is when women receive support, through network building, coaching and training, they get the skills and confidence to engage in meaningful leadership roles in their communities. Those roles may include running for public office, advocacy, the arts, community development, and other social entrepreneurship. When more women serve in leadership roles in public life there is less corruption, better governance, and overarching issues such as peace, education, and healthcare receive more attention and priority. Our pilot programs will focus in the U.S. and East and South Africa.
Training Women Leaders
Global GAIN will provides training and leadership skills to women in emerging democracies. Trainings prepare women to be strong leaders within public and private institutions.
Pilot Projects: Incubating Real Change
Global GAIN will raise funds to pilot projects that support its mission to cultivate a network of women leaders. While there are many shared and systemic challenges facing women in developing countries - each women's story is unique and requires a personal touch. Global GAIN seeks to meet the individual and tangible needs of women aspiring to gain leadership roles.
Network of Women Leaders
Global GAIN is building a global network of women leaders - politicians, businesswomen and social entrepreneurs - committed to empowering and supporting one another.