To Enable the Economic Empowerment of 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs Across Our Global Value Chain by 2020
Women From All Walks of Life, at Every Point in Our Value Chain
Women around the world are already pillars of our business system. We are building on that foundation by implementing programs to help women entrepreneurs throughout the
What Empowerment Looks Like
Through 5by20, we address the most common barriers women face when trying to succeed in the marketplace. This initiative offers women access to business skills training courses, financial services and connections with peers or mentors -- along with the confidence that comes with building a successful business.
To reach 5 million women across our value chain, we collaborate with governments, civil society and other businesses. Here are just a few of our partners worldwide.
The Women Who Are Impacted
Hundreds of thousands of women around the world are building stronger businesses, families and communities after participating in 5by20. Watch the videos below to hear firsthand from several of these women.
Mother, wife and rural shopkeeper
Bakery owner, shop keeper and mother
Vander Bjilpark, South Africa
Mother, wife and microdistribution center owner
Recyclables collector, mother, grandmother and wife
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mother, wife, bottle recycler
Shop keeper, mother and wife
Shop keeper, mother and grandmother
Margaret Kungu (Mama Njeri)
Mother, wife and mango farmer
'Half the Sky' and
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women's issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women. The
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