Article Aug. 30, 2018
Our partners in building women's economic opportunities
ExxonMobil is proud to work with a range of partners including community-based organizations, global NGOs, universities and government agencies to increase economic opportunities for women in developing countries and emerging markets.
Article Aug. 30, 2018
ADPP's Women Farmers' Clubs organize and train women subsistence farmers in the Kwanza Sul province of Angola to increase their agricultural production. With our support, the program has trained 1,500 women to apply more efficient and sustainable technologies to obtain better prices for their produce, and become more successful farmers and entrepreneurs.Learn more
We support the George W. Bush Institute to convene First Ladies and relevant policymakers, NGO and business leaders, funders, practitioners and experts to discuss the seminal role spouses of heads of state can play in the socio-economic life of their countries.Learn more
Center for Global Development
CGD is a leading not-for-profit organization where world-class scholars use independent, rigorous research to develop new knowledge and practical solutions to reduce poverty. CGD senior fellow Dr. Mayra Buvinic helps steward ExxonMobil Foundation’s groundbreaking research on women’s economic empowerment, in particular our work on mobile savings products for women.Learn more
The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House
The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in London, whose mission is to analyze and promote the understanding of major international issues and current affairs. ExxonMobil works with Chatham House on measuring the impact of women’s economic empowerment and convenings of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment.Learn more
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
We support the Road To Growth initiative in Mexico, which will help 500 women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.Learn more
Council on Foreign Relations Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Council
The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher dedicated to being a resource on foreign-policy choices facing the United States and other countries. We support the organization’s Women and Development series.Learn more
KickStart promotes sustainable economic growth and employment creation by developing and promoting technologies that can be used by entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small-scale enterprises. We partner with KickStart to integrate manually powered irrigation pumps — which enable poor farmers to grow high-value crops throughout the year — into our existing women’s farming programs in Africa.Learn more
In partnership with Kopernik, we’re supporting Indonesian women to become micro-social entrepreneurs, boosting their income and making eco-friendly, money-saving, health-improving technologies like solar lanterns, water filters and fuel-efficient cookstoves available in remote communities in Indonesia.Learn more
Global Women in Management program
We support the Global Women in Management Program (GWIM), which provides intensive training and skills development for women community leaders in developing countries. We’ve supported the GWIM program since 2005, providing training workshops to more than 600 women globally.Learn more
Using a neighbor-to-neighbor distribution system, Solar Sister provides women entrepreneurs with the business training and necessary skills and tools to deliver solar technology solutions to their communities. With our support, Solar Sister has grown to a thriving network of Solar Sister Entrepreneurs who have brought the benefits of clean energy to communities across Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania.Learn more
Technoserve is an international nonprofit that promotes business solutions to poverty in the developing world by linking people to information, capital and markets. ExxonMobil Foundation supports Technoserve’s work with women farmers in Nigeria and female entrepreneurs in Mozambique.Learn more
WEConnect International supports the education, self-registration and certification of growth-oriented businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. Our support is focused on supplier development and training initiatives for women-owned enterprises in countries such as Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia.Learn more
A milestone for women in MozambiqueJoining with TechnoServe – a leading NGO with which the ExxonMobil Foundation partners on women’s economic issues – we celebrated the graduation of 1,000 women from the Business Women Connect program we introduced in Mozambique in 2018.
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Empowering women, powering a communityWhen Julie Alo’s village in Papua New Guinea was struggling to access the health care it needed, Julie decided to do something about it. She set to work reopening the area’s health clinic after attending an ExxonMobil-sponsored Global Women in Management workshop, which gave her the skills and confidence she needed to tackle the ambitious project.
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Women in science: Changing mindsets ‘stems’ from awarenessThis International Women’s Day, ExxonMobil is proud to spotlight successful women from around the globe. The world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is no longer relegated to men in white lab coats. It’s an environment filled with women producing life-changing work that has the power to impact millions.
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She Counts: a global platform to put savings and financial tools in the hands of womenWomen’s World Banking, in partnership with ExxonMobil Foundation and the Center for Global Development, works with financial service providers to help women save and invest in their business.
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