We leverage the expertise and resources of local women’s organizations and corporates to co-create empowerment programs that can achieve deep impact, broad scale and a high return.
Our vision is a future where every woman and girl can realize her rights and access opportunities.
Win-Win Strategies was launched in September 2016 to expand, enhance and operationalize the work of the Win-Win Coalition, a network of 30 companies, foundations, women’s funds and organizations and individual "bridge-builders" dedicated to creating collaboration and action to empower women globally.
The Win-Win Coalition grew out of a cross-sector meeting held in Amsterdam in January 2015 to discuss new strategies for collaboration to advance women’s rights in light of the growing interest in the private and public sectors in programs to empower women and girls.
Participants recognized that there was a need to create new spaces for learning, knowledge production, development of relationships, and mobilization of resources, not only among companies, corporate foundations, women's funds and grassroots women's organizations, but also with INGOs, fund advisors, private foundations and the public sector.
The Win-Win Coalition was established to be one of those new spaces, with initial funding from the Oak Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and subsequently from the Foundation for a Just Society.
Emilienne is the Executive Director of Prospera, the international network of women's funds. She was formerly the Executive Director of Semillas, the Mexican women’s fund, and has worked for over 20 years as a supporter and consultant on the institutional development of human rights and women’s rights organizations.
Elizabeth is CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International. She is the co-author of the book “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World” and is member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Brandee Butler is Head of Gender Justice and Human Rights at C&A Foundation, leading global strategies and partnerships to address human rights challenges in the apparel sector, focused on forced labour, child labour, and women's rights. Brandee has devoted her career to improving human rights protections.
Marissa has been a long-standing advocate for women’s rights, both during her 30-year career as a corporate lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and in her subsequent work to build women’s empowerment into corporate initiatives. She is on the board of the Global Fund for Women.
Maria has over twenty-five year’s experience with developing innovative, multi-sector approaches to address business and social challenges. She has served as Executive Director of Women Win since 2010.