Women Empowering Women
By: Alissa Morgan
How it Works
-These organizations put women who volunteer in places of power, while in turn helping other women with any financial, confidence, relationship, health, or other types of problems they may have.
-Organizations like these help women (often from a young age), feel empowered, attend school and stay there, and make successful lives for themselves.
"Increasing women and girls’ education contributes to higher economic growth. Increased educational attainment accounts for about 50 per cent of the economic growth in OECD countries over the past 50 years, of which over half is due to girls having had access to higher levels of education and achieving greater equality in the number of years spent in education between men and women" (UN Women Report of 2013)
"Globally, women are paid less than men. Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75 per cent of men’s wages" (UN Women Report of 2013)
"Women’s economic equality is good for business. Companies greatly benefit from increasing leadership opportunities for women, which is shown to increase organizational effectiveness. It is estimated that companies with three or more women in senior management functions score higher in all dimensions of organizational effectiveness" (UN Women Report of 2013)
Why These Organizations Matter
-Empowering women to fight inequality and move into places of power may be the most important part of the feminist movement.