Why women

"There is a growing recognition among everyone from the World Bank to the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to aid organizations like CARE that focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism. …The world is awakening to a powerful truth: Women and girls aren’t the problem; they are the solution."

- Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn "The Women’s Crusade," New York Times Magazine, 8/23/09

Our vision

Connecther was founded on a few major principles:
  • Women and girls suffer disproportionately from poverty, conflict, oppression and war.
  • By working to advance women and girls globally, communities will be elevated since women give back significantly to their families & communities.
  • We need to highlight & invest in women leaders from developing world communities to help scale their efforts. For every woman leader we invest in, multiple more are created.
  • Encouraging women's access to space and voice is crucial. Connecther provides a platform for women & girls to tell their own stories.


Connecther's vision is to elevate the status of women and girls everywhere.


Connecther invests in women leaders who are creating sustainable impact in their local communities and provides a platform for youth to tell their stories about critical issues facing women and girls through the Girls Impact the World Film Festival.

GITW Film Fest

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