The Power of One,

The Magic of Many

 

Giving Women is a network of like-minded women who together, to support social-change projects, which seek to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable girls and women around the world, by providing non-financial support.

Giving Women was created over ten years ago to respond to two clear gaps in the philanthropic landscape:

First, the proportion of philanthropic giving going to women-focused organisations globally is very low.  According to a study done in 2016 and released in 2019, Americans give only 3.3% of philanthropic giving to nonprofits focused on women and girls. Americans gave $6.3 billion to nonprofits focused on women and girls in 2016, according to a comprehensive report released by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Yet, it is well documented that when women and girls are healthy, educated and have financial autonomy families and communities thrive. (Source)

Second, we observed that women were looking to make meaningful contributions philanthropically but didn’t know where to start. Giving Women was established to support learning and collaboration amongst women. Our members learn how to source, evaluate and select projects, have the opportunity to support these projects and developing an understanding what the key issues affecting women and girls are. With these skills, knowledge and community, Giving Women members are able to make a sustained impact on the lives of women and girls in need through the projects they support.

Giving Women leverages the experience, knowledge, networks and commitment of our members to provide the technical support to help our carefully selected projects professionalise and become more resilient and effective, thus having a greater and more sustained positive impact on the lives of girls and women in need.

With the purpose of engaging in more effective philanthropy we offer an on-going educational programme to enhance the skills and expertise of our members and colleagues working in social benefit organisations. We are also committed to raising awareness on the many issues vulnerable girls and women face globally.

Giving Women believes that every single one of us can make a difference in the lives of girls and women but together, with knowledge and skills profound change can happen.

Message from our founder

our founder, Atalanti Moquette

I believe in the power of one,
and the magic of many.

Atalanti Moquette

Our Executive Committee

Atalanti Moquette

Atalanti Moquette

Founder

Barbara Wetsig-Lynam

Barbara Wetsig-Lynam

Chairwoman

Ruth Szabo

Ruth Szabo

Vice-Chairwoman

Manuela Balma

Manuela Balma

Treasurer

Elisabeth Kalman-Sarkis

Elisabeth Kalman-Sarkis

Executive Committee Member

Tanya Murphy

Tanya Murphy

Executive Committee Member

Noemi Nagy

Noemi Nagy

Executive Committee Member

Elianna Sabbag

Elianna Sabbag

Executive Committee Member

Riswana Soundardjee

Riswana Soundardjee

Executive Committee Member

Jullie Wynne

Jullie Wynne

Executive Committee Member

Our Operations Team

Kathleen Holmlund

Kathleen Holmlund

Operations & Communications Manager

Ana Salac

Ana Salac

Communications & Design Consultant

Hellen Hipsagh

Hellen Hipsagh

Operations & Finance Support - Volunteer

Isabela Marchi

Isabela Marchi

Events & Communications Volunteer

Our Honorary Board

Philippine Baron

Philippine Baron

Sophie Chapuisat

Sophie Chapuisat

Antonella Notari Vischer

Antonella Notari Vischer

Honorary Board Member

Zohreh Tabatabai

Zohreh Tabatabai

Honorary Board Member

Giving Women Ecosystem

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Khalil Gibran

Get In Touch

E: contactinfo@givingwomen.ch          T: +41 22 310 89 35

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