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Strong Women, Strong World: The End of Poverty Begins with HER


Lani Dolifka, President & Founder, Clean Water Here
Lorraine McMillan, Director, Strong Women Impact Fund, VisionFund International
Allison Tummon Kamphuis, Global Program Leader, Gender Equality & Children’s Safe Drinking Water, P&G
Charity Wallace, Founder & President, Wallace Global Impact; Board Member, Concordia


with Lead Programming Partner

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“When we empower women, it transforms communities, families, and countries.”       

– Charity Wallace

“We all deserve an opportunity, and you can all be part of providing these women an opportunity as well.” 

– Lorraine McMillan

“When women and girls have equal access and opportunities, they are resilient, and everyone wins.” 

– Allison Tummon Kamphuis

“Values alignment and flexible capital together really make a difference.” 

– Lani Dolifka

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Collaboration and partnerships between organizations, impact investors, and donors are crucial for the success of initiatives like the Strong Women Impact Fund. 
  • VisionFund and World Vision prioritize the wellbeing and preparedness of women borrowers. They ensure that women are equipped, educated, and ready to manage loans effectively, reducing risks and protecting borrowers. 
  • It is important to have women represented in various roles within women empowerment initiatives, such as women loan officers. Representation not only empowers women but also ensures a more comfortable and effective engagement between the organization and the women they support. 
  • The creation of innovative financial products to address the unique needs of women and vulnerable communities is paramount to making actionable change toward gender equity.