The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
is a global organization dedicated to the economic empowerment and advancement
of women all over the globe. Our commitment is to the "she-conomy" -
uniting, supporting and promoting women and their chosen networks across six
continents, which in turn supports and strengthens the global economic fabric.
TIAW spans a multitude of countries on six
continents. Our member associations yield a combined reach of more than 35,000
women. Individual members are executives, business owners and professional
women from both the developed and developing worlds. From supporting
micro-credit in the developing world to advocating for more women in top global
boardrooms, TIAW’s work is based on the knowledge that when women and girls are
economically empowered, whole families, communities and societies benefit in
We work with women entrepreneurs,
professionals, educators and public servants from the leading women’s
organizations worldwide and leverage their reach and resources to create a
global community of economically empowered women. Our Global Programs are the primary means by which we ‘connect to make all the
difference in the world’.
TIAW believes in global
enterprise for all.
Currently, women account for $20 trillion of
global consumer spending (65%).
Accompanying our spend is the World Bank’s prediction of a $5 trillion
jump in our global income. As recently reported by Fast Company, "In both
emerging markets and developed nations, women's power of influence extends well
beyond the traditional roles of family and education to government, business
and the environment. And this is just
the start of a sweeping change. Women around the globe have more control over
their life choices and path than ever before”.
believe our best work is to illuminate the way women lead and the difference
they are making.
We honor women (and men) every year through
our World of Difference Awards.
Hundreds of winners later, we stand in awe of the impact these
difference-makers have made in the lives of women and their communities. The ripples continue outward, inspiring many
others to pursue similar journeys of empowerment.
believe that inclusivity and accommodation for diversity add value to the
Case studies now show that when three or
more women sit on a corporate board of directors, the value of that corporation’s
stock increases. In fact, we believe
that when people - not just women - are represented in equal measure to their
existence in a society, the whole society improves.
believe that women have the capacity for growth and development in equal measure
to men, and their opportunities to grow and develop should be equal as well.
Through TIAW, you can expect our aim to be on the
economic empowerment of women. Our four
channels focus on much of what is critical for economic growth… jobs and
wealth from Entrepreneurship, leadership skills and development from
Women’s Leadership Network, education from Daughters and an
expansion of global micro-enterprise which is made possible through Micro
believe in the power of a girl.
In many countries, women are excluded from education and
opportunities; some have no control over their life choices at all. A global challenge remains the education of
girls, which has been shown to reduce early pregnancy and leads to employment
and entrepreneurship. According to the
Economic Intelligence Unit, the principal areas affecting the journey to
empowerment lies in labor policy, labor practice, legal and social status,
business environment, access to finance and education and training.
Here are some resources that we depend on to monitor the
economic status of women: