WoWE will help unlock collective human potential by disrupting the gender landscape

The power of capital: create tipping points in favor of the women’s market
The power of giving: participate in all aspects of grant making to tip the scales in favor of women and girls
The power of knowledge: add value to investments, grant making, and thought leadership
The power of catalyzing: influence institutional pools of capital in favor of the women’s market

Theory of Change

Our 5 Verticals Influencing Systemic Change

WoWE will catalyze tipping points in 5 verticals through support of Centers of Excellence which, in turn, will generate intellectual capital and best practice models to underpin investment strategy.

Women's Economic Empowerment

Women's Leadership

Women's Health

Women in Peace & Security

Violence Against Women

  • Endowment Administration
  • Investment Management
  • Grantmaking Management
  • Knowledge & Data Management
  • Portfolio Oversight
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Infrastructure
  • Shared capabilities and infrastructure

What if we can combine…

Five Zones of Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women in Peace & Security

Violence Against Women

Women’s Health

Women’s Leadership

Leverage Intersectionality

The Right Kind of Capital at the Right Time

Public Equities

Fixed Income

Private & Venture Equity



Catalytic Influence

Design Thinking for Ecosytem Impact

The Centers of Excellence will be developed along each of the 5 verticals in diverse geographies to leverage the resources, talent, and trend setting of the ecosystem. The Living Lab framework will be applied for robust outcomes.


Data & Thought Leadership
Insights & Research
Partnership Development
Stakeholder Management


Rapid Prototyping
User Feedback
Investment / R&D Grant Funding Decisions


Business Cases
Incubate Opportunities


Connect with and bring together change makers, innovators, investors and beneficiaries within our Living Lab Centers.


Turn this engagement into action. Give our Living Lab ecosystem the knowledge, tools and investment they need to turn ideas into solutions.


Living Labs will generate and utilize intellectual capital and best practice models that support our partners, solutions and investments.


Women of the World Endowment will disrupt the gender landscape by developing & supporting tipping points in the women’s market.

Signaling Success

A successful raise of the Endowment signals potential for gender parity.

Social Impact Through Investment

Capital is invested into for-profit gender lens assets. The deployment of capital across the investment spectrum will drive momentum in the women’s market.

Funnel Returns to Non-profits

Income from investments will be returned to the women’s market through ecosystem building grant investing.

Knowledge Driven Approach

A robust ecosystem of intellectual capital and best practice implementation accelerates the delivery cycle of benefits and impact for women, girls, and the communities they empower through a Center of Excellence model.

Outsize Value

Ecosystem investments will drive confidence across the women’s market. We will add value to those investments through shared know-how & tools, the application of technology and data driven decision making.

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