Of the Fellows are Women
Led by Ashoka Arab World’s Regional Director and Vice President of Ashoka Global, Iman Bibars, The Women’s Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship is a movement to redefine success and lead a paradigm shift in how the innovative ecosystem defines, recognizes, and funds impact.
Our theory of change at WISE is that there are 3 types of scaling: scaling up (laws and policies), scaling out (large areas or populations), scaling deep (mindsets and cultural norms)
Women have an impact through all three types of scaling, but the ecosystem, especially funders, only recognize scaling out.
If we redefine success to include all three types of scaling, women’s impact will be recognized and celebrated more at every level, which will catalyze more sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.