Annual Impact Report

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Impact Report

Co-creating the Caring Economy to build a more inclusive and regenerative society.

2020 and 2021 have been years of enormous challenges. We had to stop, observe and reflect on what really matters. Many of us at W4S decided to transform these challenges into opportunities to reinvent ourselves personally, within our families, in our businesses and our communities. COVID-
19 presented us with valuable lessons that encouraged us to think differently, to transform our interior to be more creative and build a more supportive society.

Numerous studies show that companies are beginning to shift from purely profit-driven goals to those that prioritize people and the planet.
Consumers maintain their preference for sustainable and fair trade products and services. Additionally, leadership is shifting to a mentoring approach.

“Not only teachers, mothers or fathers can be mentors, but also executives of large companies.”
We believe that all women will understand and be proud of the importance of taking on the role of mentor or seeking guidance from others in their work. Mentoring begins in every family, business, and community.

Real Impact with Great Advances

During these complex and uncertain times, W4S fulfilled its mission to provide inspiring talks, tools and best practices that educated and inspired others about the care economy. Some of our highlights for 2020 and 2021 include:

Rebranded as Women 4 Solutions with a new logo symbolizing the “imaginal” cells that we W4S become by enabling us to find solutions by becoming more aware or conscious to adapt to the continuous changes of our world.

Hosted 129 free webinars for over 19,432 registrants, recording accessible here.

Hosted 21 live Networking events with over 1200 women and men participating and over 20 online networking events with hundred participants.

Hosted 8 Workshops on women empowerment with over a hundred participants.

7 Certifications: Gender Parity towards a Caring Economy with over 3,000 registrants in Ecuador, Argentina, Europe, Pakistan, Equatorial Guinea, Chile, India and Central America.

Promoted in more than 10 feature articles.

Delivered 36 public talks on the Caring Economy in spanish, english and italian globaley from Mongolia, Pakistan, Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Created 45 WhatsApp groups in 36 counties with over 1,300 members.

Connected as “imaginal cells” to co-create and re-imagine our future and shared 100s of posts on gender parity, CSR, Triple Bottom Line and personal development.

Partnered with UN Women on Gender Parity Tools and Best Practices.

Partnered with Million Peacemakers to certify +48 NONFLICT coaches.

Launched “5 minute” impact videos that garnered thousands of views.

Produced a video on Prevention of domestic violence during COVID viewed by hundreds.

Launched W4S Italy Chapter (BWomen Italy) with 200+ in Rome/Milan.

Featured Women 4 Solutions / BWomen Italy in Natural Styles Magazine.

Promoted several articles in SPANISH (LINK) and ENGLISH (LINK) on the Caring Economy.

We are a global network of women and men entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who promote the values ​​of the Care Economy in their families, communities and organizations, generating positive impact and building a more inclusive and regenerative world.

We scale sim solutionsWe are especially grateful to the 2020 Advisory Board, who generously shared their ideas since our inception: María Belén Barroso (Europe), Anna Cogo (Europe), Servane Mouazan (Europe), Jacqui Hocking (Asia), Asha Murphy (Oceanea), Caroline DC Madagow (Africa), Andrea Mendez Brandam (LatAm), Jennifer Milla (LatAm), Daniela Cox (LatAm), Eli Ingraham (United States / Canada).

Also to our W4S 2021 Advisory Board: Caterina Dentoni-Litta (Europe), Viola Edward (Europe), Noha Hefny (Asia), Jacqui Hocking (Asia), Eli Ingraham (USA/Canada), Caroline DC Madagow ( Africa), Teresa Egaña (Latin America), Jennifer Milla (Latin America) and Andrea Liliana Perez (Latin America).
Currently our main objective is to promote Gender Parity throughout the world. We know that this is the only way to achieve a care economy. On the following pages you will find detailed information about the highlights we shared above.

Please contact us if you are interested or need more information on any topic.

To solve we need to evolve.

Fondly,

Laura Giadorou Koch, Founder & CEO of W4S plenty and effective solutions focused on the four (4) pillars of the Care Economy which include: 1. Caring for the environment; 2. The “care work” of people; 3. The importance of high-quality education from early childhood and constant training (re-skilling); and 4. transparency and metrics of people’s well-being and care of the planet.

We trust in the power of Alliances, focusing on the Gender Equity and Climate Action agendas, 3 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Our Impact 2020 – 2021: Towards the Care Economy

#W4S WEBINARS

W4S hosted 129 weekly 60-minutes inspirational talks and training on re-imagining our future towards a more Caring Economy. Webinars were in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian with a total of 19,432 registrations. Recordings are available on the Women 4 Solutions YouTube Channel.

Our Complete Webinar Archive is available on the W4S website organized by date. We salute and thank all the speakers for sharing their wisdom and insights that provided food for thought and encouraged dialogue and actions in support of the Caring Economy.

#W4S CERTIFICATIONS

Intensive courses of more than 10 hours focused on providing women with tools for personal & professional development that include best practices and effective self-assessment tools to achieve gender parity, corporate sustainability, and conflict resolution strategies. During 2020 and 2021 we organized several online Certifications:

  • 1259 men and women from Pakistan participated in a 6 months – 6 sessions virtual W4S Certification on Gender Parity and Introduction to the Women Empowering Principles. See details here.
  • +50 Argentinian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs participated in a 20-hour virtual W4S Certification on Gender Parity and Introduction to the Women Empowering Principles. See details here.
  • +100 Central America entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs participated in a 20-hour virtual W4S Certification on Gender Parity and Introduction to the Women Empowering Principles. See details here.
  • 279 Ecuadorian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs participated in a 20-hour virtual W4S Certification on Gender Parity and Introduction to the Women Empowering Principles. See details here.
  • 56 professional Latin American women completed a 40-hour Gender Parity Certification in collaboration with UN Women. See details here.
  • +29 men and women trained to become official Nonflict Certified Coaches. Nonflict is a three step effective conflict resolution methodology. See details here.
#W4S WORKSHOPS

Participants develop innovative skills for personal well-being and caring for the environment. W4S supported the marketing and dissemination of seminars by highly trained professionals who promoted the values of the Caring Economy. During 2020 and 2021, W4S organized 12 Inner Wellness Workshops teaching key skills to cope with COVID-induced “isolation.”

#W4S NETWORKING

W4S organized local, regional, and international co-creation opportunities (live and virtual) to build the Caring Economy through innovative large group dialogue modalities such as the “World Cafe.” In these events, we promoted collaboration, conversation, and reaching our goals based on collective intelligence aimed at generating concrete and measurable actions on gender and climate agenda.

Since September 2019, W4S organized “World Cafe” events in 17 different cities with 863 women participating in person. The largest events took place in Mendoza, Buenos Aires, NY, Toronto, Singapore, Rome, Milan, and Geneva.

In these meetings, attendees identified the two key imperatives that should guide our W4S mission: Global Gender Parity (SDG#5) and Climate Change (SDG#13).

Based on these findings, more than 300 women members of W4S put in writing their 2020 Goals and created specific actions to reach these objectives. W4S believes that clear, written goals help us focus on what we think, say, and act on these matters. Following these 17 meetings, the majority of W4S members remain committed to co-create initiatives in furtherance of the Caring Economy with specific actions. Today, we host 43 very active W4S WhatsApp groups in 32 countries that were created following these in person meetings.

#W4S PARTNERSHIPS (SDG#17) & COLLABORATIVE ACTIONS

W4S promotes simple and scalable solutions through collaboration to co-create the Caring Economy at local, regional, and international levels. During 2020 and 2021 we worked in partership with more than 38 organizations, training centers, companies, and public figures to further our mission.

W4S Board Members gave numerous presentations in International Conferences on the Caring Economy and its 4 pillars. These presentations took the form of online Keynote speeches for an audience in Mongolia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Chipre, Mexico, Ecuador, India, Peru, and several European countries.

W4S was invited to give these Caring Economy talks by: The Center for Partnership Studies (Riane Eisler), Vital Voices Argentina, UN Women, ONU Mujeres, GRIT Academy, SKOLL World Forum, Hecho x Nosotros, OXFAM, BET Universidad de México, A2 Venezuela, Noticias Positivas, Creative Women, Radio Construcción de La Paz, Red de Mujeres de Mendoza, ESG Forum, UBA Universidad de Buenos Aires, Horasis Global Community and the Congreso Internacional – Actualidad, estrategias y retos de los ODS 2030 en Latam.

#W4S RESEARCH SUPPORT

E-book. W4S Board members Andrea Pérez, CEO of Regenera Desarrollo Humano Consciente® and the Benziger Thinking Styles Assessment tool conducted a research to understand dominant leadership styles in women who lead triple impact organizations. 52 W4S female entrepreneurs, business women, and intra/entrepreneurs who lead B Certified companies or Triple Impact management models, representatives from 9 countries (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, USA, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) participated. E-Book in English and Spanish can be downlodes here.

PhD research. During the period March to June 2020, Women 4 Solutions supported the field work of María Belén Barroso’s Doctoral Thesis, Communications Department, University of Malaga (Spain). This research was aimed at analyzing the nature of public relations in sustainable tripple bottome line businesses.

Bachelor degree research. During the period June to November 2020, Women 4 Solutions supported the development of the field work of Sabrina Sánchez Vergara’s Bachelor Thesis within the Institutional Communications at Universidad Blas Pascal (Argentina).

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