Teach a Girl to Fish! A Mission for Gender Wealth Parity
Community Capital Advisors' (CCA) current focus is first and foremost on Gender Wealth Parity - assisting women increase their equity stakes in the broader economy. Through technical assistance and collaborative pilot projects, we help find long-term solutions to socioeconomic challenges facing low-wealth populations.
Our emerging Philadelphia-based Women Capital International (WCI) is our current social justice project in the United States. The Liberia Institute for Girls - Todee (LIG) is collaborative project in West Africa - www.universityoftodee.org
WOMEN CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL (WCI)
Women! [they comprised about half of the world’s population] – What if they own half of global wealth and had unfettered access to local, regional and global capital? Well, our guess is the world would be a better place for all—arguably, shepherding social justice issues including level playing field in access to capital, high quality education, healthcare, and home-ownership, among others. And so, why wouldn’t policy makers and financial markets allot greater resources on powering gender wealth parity (now) for a better tomorrow? The WCI is a tiny but significant response to this question...
The WCI is a mission driven CDFI (community development financial institution) paradigm advancing gender wealth parity by assisting women increase their equity stakes (shares of wealth) in the broader economy through entrepreneurship and as Mark Cuban put it, accumulation of personal growth assets—and as the World Bank’s Mahmoud Mohieldin encouraged, push towards more women-prioritized solutions. The WCI model is a market-based approach—supporting women to delve more into building women-led businesses and socioeconomic-impact ecosystems, aimed at bridging the gender wealth gap.
The WCI offers concrete strategy of starting a CDFI with the explicit intentions and ultimate-goal of transferring women’s wealth building decision-making to women—assisting them to, as Sheryl Sandberg encouraged, “lean in” to fulfill their heart-felt goals and ambitions. To say to themselves, the buck stops here! This is the heart of the WCI and in many ways, it is also the impetus of the CDFI Industry.
Equity in the WCI has a three-fold benefit for participants: first, it fosters economic self-reliance; second, it advances gender wealth parity and so reduce gender wage gap; and finally, it offers intrinsic dignity and self-worth consistent with the ideals of empowerment and socioeconomic justice. The WCI project is a tiny but significant response to the wealth building challenges facing women—a collaborative response that brings together the CDFI expertise of Community Capital Advisors (CCA), the resolved of highly talented young women, and the goodwill of concerned individuals & institutions from the spheres of the common good. ______________________________________ Join our Campaign for Gender Wealth Parity!
To inquire, contact Lindsey Carl at Lindsey@communitycapitaladvisors.org; or James Kerkula at firstname.lastname@example.org;
On a limited basis, we still provide technical assistance to community-based direct service organizations, such as our ongoing technical support to People for People, Inc - www.peopleforpeople.org, Faith Immanuel Lutheran Church/All For All Agency - www.afaagency, and Multicultural Community Family Services - www.multiculturalcommunityfamilyservides.org. __________________________________ CCA is an equal opportunity, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt public charity; it does not discriminate on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political or gender orientation, creed or some other set-apart alignment. Nonetheless, empowering women and girls is our primary focus.