Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke has launched Women’s WorldWide Web or W4, a crowdfunding site to help women around the world do more sustainably.
Lindsey explains, “W4 is a social-enterprise, crowdfunding platform dedicated to promoting girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world — in developing and developed countries.”
“We foster women’s social entrepreneurship as a powerful force for good—morally, socially financially, and for the sake of the environment,” she adds.
Lindsey sees hope and opportunity in the developing world. “Across the world, we’re seeing women social entrepreneurs driving change, improving lives, and even saving lives. These women are transforming communities and societies. They’re innovative, creative, and exceptionally resourceful, launching and scaling-up social businesses, often with stunningly limited resources.”
“Everywhere you look, women social entrepreneurs are accomplishing groundbreaking projects. There’s a particularly impressive wave of innovative women social entrepreneurs improving and saving lives in Africa,” she concludes.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 Eastern, Lindsey will join me for a live discussion about W4 and its impact on women. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
More about Women’s WorldWide Web:
Women’s WorldWide Web (W4) is a progressive crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world, in both developing and developed countries.
The W4 platform enables social investors (individuals, companies, organizations) to contribute—either financially, through crowdfunding; or in-kind, through mentoring and the sharing of skills—to revolutionary grassroots girls’ and women’s empowerment projects internationally.
The online portfolio of projects covers diverse fields: education, training, healthcare, financing (microfinance and crowdfunding), access to information and communication technologies, culture and the arts, sustainable development and the environment, rights awareness, as well as political participation.
A primary objective of W4 is to promote women’s social entrepreneurship.
Lindsey is Founder and Managing Director of Women’s WorldWide Web (W4), Europe’s first crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world.
After her B.A. at Cambridge University, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke joined Human Rights Watch in New York. She worked for several years in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire for UNICEF and later for 6 years with humanitarian organization, Children of Asia, which operates programs in Southeast Asia. In 2008, Lindsey trained with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, founded by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus. In 2009, Lindsey completed an Executive MBA with ESCP-Europe for which she received the International MBA Student of the Year by AMBA (which accredits MBAs Worldwide) and the Independent Newspaper. In 2011, Lindsey was nominated a “40 under 40” European Young Leader by EuropaNova. In 2013, Lindsey was nominated a “Women in ICT Role Model” by the Digital Agenda of the European Commission.