Women’s Economic Empowerment Project
The Women’s Economic Empowerment Project is an Enactus program sponsored by the Walmart Foundation that empowers women by providing entrepreneurial training and workforce development through Enactus teams. The need for women’s economic empowerment is evident around the world. While leading organizations and corporations have identified significant benefits that result from the ability of women to equally and fully participate in the economy, there is still much work to be done to advance women’s empowerment.
Women are not less capable of achieving economic success than men, but they are more likely to encounter circumstances, norms and laws that limit their full economic participation. . .
Economic inequity creates opportunity costs that are substantial and global–because research suggests that when a woman’s economic status improves, so does that of her household, her community and, potentially, her country. – United Nations Foundation
Despite the challenges that remain on the front of women’s economic empowerment, Enactus students see this as an opportunity to create value in the lives of women, their families and their communities. Through the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership, Enactus teams work side-by-side with women to empower them with the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in the workforce or their own business.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders. To learn more, visit www.enactus.org.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that draw on the strengths of Walmart in the arenas of sustainability, economic opportunity, and community. As part of our commitment to creating a more sustainable food system worldwide, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States. They recently exceeded a $2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit www.foundation.walmart.com.
For questions regarding this Project Partnership between the Walmart Foundation and Enactus, please contact:
Project Manager, Global Partnerships