FULL DISCLOSURE: A BIAS FOR WOMEN
Supporting businesses led by women
CHANGE IS A PROCESS, NOT AN EVENT
As a nonprofit, Bpeace’s theory of change is rooted in the belief that when women have economic power, they are stronger voices for peace and stability in their communities.
During our rigorous Fast Runner selection process, we ensure that 60% of the small and medium-size businesses we advise are women owned or led. Once in our portfolio, these businesses often outperform their counterparts in terms of revenue and job growth.
Role models inspire
DEVELOPING MORE WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS
Through our Skillanthropist network, we recruit successful international women business leaders. And through our networks in El Salvador, Guatemala and the U.S., we identify high-potential small business owners.
We then make a match: Skillanthropist advisor to Fast Runner small business owner for several months of customized advisory.
The measurable outcome: more women participating as leaders in their businesses and communities.
Flor is on the leadership team of a major airline ground-handling and maintenance service business in El Salvador—traditionally a male-dominated industry. In charge of human resources, Flor and her team were too often relegated to simply filling open positions, rather than shaping a comprehensive talent strategy.
With coaching by Bpeace Skillanthropist and organizational development expert Angela Scalpello, Flor learned ways in which HR can be a strategic partner to all other business units. Equipped with this information, she was able to articulate her team’s value to her colleagues, earning their respect and assuming a larger, more strategic role in the company.
JOIN US IN MOVING WOMEN FORWARD
Join Bpeace as a Skillanthropist and use your experience and skills to increase opportunities for talented women to participate as leaders in their businesses and communities. In 2021, we are focused on small businesses in the U.S. (minority and women led), El Salvador, Guatemala and Afghanistan.
We publish the stories of our international award winners in the annual Women Forward Playbooks. These inspiring and trailblazing examples provide practical advice for those looking to successfully navigate gender barriers and biases in business and society anywhere in the world.
Your donation helps us bring more resources, training and career tools to women in crisis-affected communities and those challenged by societal or cultural barriers.
When you contribute, you generate a proven multiplier effect, as women create jobs that lift up other women and their families.