On December 4, 2012, the Women in the World Foundation launched in Sao Paulo at the first-ever Women in the World Forum in Brazil, enabling the Foundation to help drive resources and support to organizations working to advance women and girls in Latin America. The Foundation is excited to expand its focus into a region so rich in culture and diversity and looks forward to profiling the incredible women of Brazil and Latin America who have dedicated their lives to creating positive change in their communities.
The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls. The Foundation was born out of Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s annual Women in the World Summit, launched by the publications’ editor-in-chief, Tina Brown. Building on the success of the Summits, the Foundation was launched in Fall 2011 to spotlight solutions and galvanize support for women of impact from around the globe. The Foundation achieves its mission though three key programs:
- Women in the World.org Global Platform: An innovative global online community and platform that maps need and resources, showcasing thousands of organizations working to advance women and girls
- The Women of Impact Series: Celebrating courageous women of impact and awarding strategic grants to their related organizations working on the ground to advance women and girls
- Women in the World Next Generation: Taking the Women in the World Foundation to college campuses, inspiring the next generation of women leaders and connecting them to the wider Women in the World community
Our expansion to Brazil will enable the Foundation to shine a spotlight on local issues and solutions. We invite you to join the Women in the World community and get involved today.
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