Today, meeting the basic requirements of survival and independence is a significant challenge for many women in the world. Almost half the world (over three billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day, many of them women and children*. Centuries of patriarchal societies and cultures have "taught" women to be powerless.
Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) exists to help women step out of survival and dependence into their inherent power, enabling the transformation of world conditions - woman by woman. Our policy is to work for women, in partnership with individuals, NGOs and corporations, to create an environment conducive to broad participation for major social change around the world. At GWLN, we focus on the following areas:
- Build networks of trust, respect and friendship
- Strive to ensure quality, uniqueness, inclusion, innovation and long-term focus
- Teach transformational and ethical leadership practices
*Source: World Bank 2008