MISSION & VISION

TO EQUIP WOMEN WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL RESOURCES TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES THROUGH THE POWER OF THEIR OWN CREATIVITY.

 HOW WE DO IT

CWOW visits towns and villages after being invited by local women from around the world. It is our belief to offer specific skills training and respectfully suggest they make their own decisions. By seeing great dignity in the face of the poor, recognizing extraordinary potential, identifying leaders who will bring transformation to their communities, we put forward empowerment. Together we give from the best that we have, not from what has been left over.

WHAT IT TAKES

It takes all of us! We partner with artisans who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are motivated to make better futures for themselves and their community. Our CWOW training team travels to women and offers our Unlocking Your Design business curriculum while purchasing products. Ongoing relationships are formed. We continue to learn from one another through the challenges of growing a business, all the while, creating culturally sensitive solutions. When you make a purchase, it encourages and sustains that artisan, her family, and her community.

OUR VISION

WE ENVISION A WORLD IN WHICH WOMEN ARE EMPOWERED TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES AND COMMUNITIES, OVERCOME POVERTY, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, AND DISASTER.

OUR STORY

Creative Women of the World began in 2011. After a lifetime of accruing business experience and knowledge of international social goods, our founder decided to combine everything into a revolutionary nonprofit. Combining sustainable business training, art, and entrepreneurship, women become empowered to discover how they can lift themselves out of poverty.

 WATCH

Teach Her to Fish is a documentary film explaining CWOW's early philosophy, while partnering with artisans in Haiti under HAPI (Haitian Artisans for Peace International)



CWOW not only responds to the need for outreach but also empowers women to recognize their own strengths, creativity, and talent. To use it to help themselves and their communities.
— ERIKA MANN, BOARD PRESIDENT