When women work outside the household, they earn, on average, far less than men. They are also more likely to work in more precarious forms of employment with low earnings, little financial security and few or no social benefits. However, women’s economic empowerment is a powerful growth and development driver. Studies show that women’s economic empowerment has positive multiplier effects on nutrition, health and education in families and communities.
It is for that reason that we focus our efforts on two programs that support and sustain such empowerment – micro credit and mentorship.
Since 2000, TIAW's signature Micro Credit Program, has successfully built and supported a Village Bank Program to assist impoverished women in developing countries start small enterprises.
To date we have raised funds for more than 120 Village Banks in 24 countries and invests (through our partners) in programs and initiatives that support the financial empowerment of women around the world.
In keeping with the TIAW mission of fostering the economic independence and empowerment of women globally, the Mentorship Program offers members the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, strategies, practical tools and networks needed to help them become successful entrepreneurs, wherever they may be.
TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) is a charitable foundation. TIAW is unrelated to and not the same organization as IAW (International Alliance of Women Equal Rights - Equal Opportunities).
TIAW is organized as a 501(c)3 foundation in the USA.