Women’s Empowered Nonprofits: Celebrating the Power of Women on International Women’s Day
International Women’s Month is a time to celebrate, elevate, and empower women. At Keela, we believe that supporting women is essential to creating a more just and equitable world. International Women’s Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of women around the world (including women’s empowered nonprofits), to reflect on the progress that has been made toward gender equality, and to advocate for the work that needs to be done to create a truly equitable space for women.
What is International Women’s Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day of celebration that takes place annually on March 8th. The day is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and advocating for gender equality.
IWD provides an opportunity to acknowledge the progress that has been made towards gender equality and to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles women continue to face. The day is celebrated in countries around the world with a variety of events, including rallies, marches, and conferences.
International Women’s Month poses the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the incredible women’s empowered nonprofits, female-focused charities, and all nonprofit organizations that help women. This month (and every month), we want to celebrate organizations creating economic opportunities for women and girls, nonprofit organizations that support women, and women in nonprofits doing critical work to promote gender equality.
Shining a Light on Women’s Empowered Nonprofits Within the Keela Community
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the education and women’s rights of Afghan women and girls. CW4WAfghan is committed to empowering Afghan women through education and vocational training, advocating for their rights, and supporting local women-led initiatives. The organization believes that investing in education and female empowerment is critical to building a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.
Through its various programs and initiatives, CW4WAfghan has helped to improve the lives of thousands of women and girls in Afghanistan, and it continues to be a beacon of hope for women’s empowerment in the region.
Women’s Economic Council
The Women’s Economic Council (WEC) is a nonprofit organization based in Canada that aims to promote economic security for women. The organization works to create a more just and equitable society by providing women with access to resources, education, and training that help them achieve financial stability. WEC offers several programs, including an economic literacy program that teaches women how to manage their finances, programs specifically designed for Aboriginal and immigrant women, and leadership programs to support women’s upskilling. Through its various initiatives, the Women’s Economic Council is empowering women and creating opportunities for them to achieve financial independence and success.
Women’s Museum of California
The Women’s Museum of California is a nonprofit organization located in San Diego, California, that is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of women’s contributions to history and culture. The museum features exhibits and programs that highlight the achievements of women in a variety of fields, including the arts, sciences, politics, and social justice.
The organization is committed to creating a space where women’s stories are shared and celebrated, and where visitors can learn about the unique challenges that women have faced throughout history. Through its various initiatives, the Women’s Museum of California is helping to promote equal rights and empower women to reach their full potential.
Women Enabled International
Women Enabled International (WEI) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. The organization works to advance gender equality and disability rights by promoting inclusive policies and programs, advocating for the rights of women and girls with disabilities, and raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by this population. WEI also provides training and technical assistance to disability rights organizations and advocates, helping to build capacity and promote inclusive practices. By promoting the rights of women and girls with disabilities, Women Enabled International is helping to create a more just and equitable world for all.
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Jean Augustine: Center for Young Women’s Empowerment
The Jean Augustine Center for Young Women’s Empowerment is a nonprofit organization based in Ontario, Canada, that is dedicated to empowering young women and girls. The center provides a safe and supportive space for young women to explore their interests, build their skills, and connect with mentors and role models. The organization offers a variety of programs and services, including leadership development, mentorship, and community outreach initiatives. The Jean Augustine Center is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering young women to achieve their full potential
BridgeNorth is a survivor-led organization committed to ending sexual exploitation in Canada. Their mission is to restore the inherent dignity and value of sexually exploited women and young girls by meeting their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. They help individuals experience freedom from sex trafficking in Canada through survivor-led support, prevention, education, and advocacy. BridgeNorth offers direct service to women, girls, and families affected by the sex industry.
They also seek to advance quality education and awareness on the issue of sexual exploitation by training both professionals and the public to recognize, respond to, prevent, and combat sex trafficking. BridgeNorth is committed to speaking on behalf of the exploited, advocating for them in public and private arenas.
You Can Thrive!
You Can Thrive! provides equal access to evidence-based modalities such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, Reiki, and others to promote long-term wellness and better outcomes for people with Breast Cancer. This women-led organization was founded by Luana DeAngelis, a breast cancer survivor who recognized the need for more comprehensive support services for women during and after cancer treatment. You Can Thrive! offers a range of services including integrative therapies, counseling, nutritional guidance, and educational workshops. The organization is committed to helping women regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and empowering them to take an active role in their recovery.
Dress for Success Perth
Dress for Success Perth is a non-profit organization that aims to empower women by providing them with professional attire, career development tools, and support services. The organization was established in 2013 and is part of a global network of Dress for Success affiliates. Dress for Success Perth helps women who are seeking employment or transitioning into the workforce by providing them with a personal styling session and a complete outfit for job interviews and employment opportunities. In addition, the organization offers workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, and financial literacy.
Keela Customer Success Story: SheJumps
SheJumps is a women-led charity organization committed to unearthing the potential of all women and girls through outdoor play and connection to nature. Learn how they acquired 1,700+ Donors in 18 Months Using Keela.
During International Women’s Month and every month of the year, Keela is proud to support the vital work being done by female-empowered nonprofits around the world. We believe that by amplifying the voices of these organizations, we can help create a more just and equitable world for all women.
Through our partnership with these nonprofits, we are committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women to achieve their full potential. On this International Women’s Day, let us celebrate the achievements of women around the world and work together to create a brighter future for all women.
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About the author:
Head of Marketing, Keela
Meredith has always had a passion for work that makes an impact. Having spent over 7 years working in fundraising, she has gained extensive knowledge in marketing, peer-to-peer, events, and sponsorship and firmly believes that all successful fundraising strategies start with your data.
Having experienced it first-hand, she understands the challenges nonprofits face when building a fundraising strategy and loves connecting with other like-minded fundraisers to brainstorm new and creative ways to leverage data to increase revenue. When not working, Meredith can be found trying out one of Toronto’s diverse restaurants, breaking a sweat in a spin class, or researching her next travel destination.