Innovations

13 Innovations
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    Velosophy's innovation is to sell designer bicycles and for each bicycle that they sell, Velosophy will donate a bicycle...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry The TOM's Shoes pay forward innovation applied to bicycles to help young girls in developing regions.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon By providing bikes to girls in Ghana, Velosophy will help facilitate their education, which is immensly important and valuable.
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    ARGANTIC produces natural healing oils and cosmetics in a safe working environment in a region where exploitation o...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Pure Moroccan argan oil continues to grow in popularity, especially in the Middle East. Popularity can easily attract "fakes." So Fouad El aarjaoui's dedication to producing the natural product through cooperatives, by paying fair wages, and as his enterprise...  more
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane This excellent enterprise addresses all three P's of People, Planet and Prosperity: By using organic and locally sourced materials, employing local people esp. women and investing in their development (literacy, fair wages, eight hour max work day, etc.)...  more
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne Another inspiring story out of Morocco. Thank you Omar and Soufiani and Professor Neville.
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    Born from a family whose lives have been dedicated to sustainable products, Sustain Natural is a sexual wellness company...
      United States Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo SustainNatural offers a breakthrough business model aimed at positively disrupting women’s health and wellness. The key to this business model innovation is a change in focus from men to women in the design, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution of...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It's an important shift in the condom industry to focus targeting on women. This company is helping to make people healthier and supporting gender equality!
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    SHE28 and the Go! pad transform Rwandan communities, enabling women and girls to contribute fully during their menstrual...
      Rwanda Exemplar
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo This innovation addresses the need for affordable, high-quality menstrual solutions in Base-of-the-Pyramid (globally low income) markets. Made from sustainable, local banana fibers, the Go! brand of menstrual pads are made with local labor at a low price...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Any innovation that helps more girls go to and stay in school is a great innovation. However, this company has not only helped girls and women be able to stay in work and school during menstruation, they have also employed people from the local economy and...  more
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    In a city which cherishes its old world European charm while incorporating the modern advances of North American cities,...
      Canada
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A fascinating twist on the Uber or Lyft model of ride sharing. This Montreal-based company empowers women and sets a standard of driver professionalism that benefits both employees and customers.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd It’s exciting to read about this innovative business that is narrowing the gender gap while improving the environment through a rapidly growing fleet of all-electric vehicles.
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    The owner of 427 Auto Collision-- Ralph D’Alessandro--is a supporter of youth and their well being. This quote fro...
      Canada
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga It is not often that you think of sustainability when it comes to auto repair but 427 Autocollision-CSN actively promotes and is a recognized leader in the vocational training and apprenticeship of youth and women in non-traditional auto repair work! What...  more
    • Kit Turen
      Kit Turen It's very encouraging to learn about a company that leads the way in training and employing women in automotive repair, a field that has been traditionally male. And 427 Auto Collision-CSN demonstrates that women are equally skilled, successful and valuable...  more
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    Serve&Help is a platform that serves as an intermediary between marginalized women looking for a job and affluent cust...
      Morocco
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Serve & Help has blended the profit potential of technology innovation with the societal need for social inclusion of marginalized people, cultural change, and meaningful work. The enterprise emerges out of caring, generates financial profits, and creates...  more
    • Katelyn Lyster
      Katelyn Lyster Serve&Help seems to solve many problems across a variety of sectors. By empowering women with a spotlight they may not have previously been allowed - this company has the potential to help shift the future of how women participate in a workplace like Morocco.
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    The general aim is to provide work for immigrant women who would otherwise have severe difficulties entering the labor m...
      Sweden
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ron Fry
      Ron Fry Public-Private partnering catalyzes viable business to prepare and sustain women to flourish in the labor market .
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom An example of "generational benefit" as second-generation immigrants see their older relatives succeeding in the new culture.
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    The equal representation of men and women within the business allows for smooth operations, as there is diversity in the...
      Canada
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga This is a good example of incorporating gender equality so that ultimately it becomes the rule rather than the exception.
    • Stephanie Carmel
      Stephanie Carmel A good reminder of why gender equality is important in the workplace.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Up with Goal#5 Gender Equality!
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    Crimes against women has been on the rise in Delhi and in other parts of the country. Having a device that can quickly g...
      India
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Marie T. Ball
      Marie T. Ball I love the idea and just shared the link with a friend, based in the US, who owns a tourism company in India and might be interested in buying the products.
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    A University professor and her colleagues joined with a community of women in a rural village in Mexico to create a comm...
      Mexico
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun I think this is an important story because it shows how commitment, collaboration and perseverance are important factors in creating truly, long-termed sustainable initiatives. It also shows how important relationships are... And trust. And the fact, that...  more
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    Vision Statement: To be the leading indigenous one stop shop for women in West Africa by 2020 Mission Statement: To p...
      Nigeria
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Whitney Kear
      Whitney Kear This story shows how a business can shift from an initially philanthropic focus to one that can Do Good, and Do Well financially while creating jobs. I appreciate how this business leader discovered her customers' needs for locally sourced high-quality products.
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Otun's goals are ambitious. I'm intrigued to hear how the business continues to evolve and thrive. The mission to support under-served women and children is laudable.
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    Transforming ordinary women, university graduates and MBA holders into carpenters. Not just for the fancy of h...
      Nigeria
    Goal 5. Gender Equality
    • Claire Sommer
      Claire Sommer The UN Global Goal 5 recognizes that empowering and lifting up women and girls in business is a powerful way to achieve positive change. This story illustrates this principle perfectly.
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider Dignified work is really a sacred reality..."To live well is to work well, or display good activity, said Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century saint and theologian. Good living and good working go together and this story of Design for Life is so important. How...  more
    • Roberta Baskin
      Roberta Baskin Goal #5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is about gender equality. This is an excellent example of empowering women through skills training and work.