Teach a Girl to Fish! A Mission to Assist Women Increase Their Equity Stakes (Shares of Wealth) in the Broader Economy
Our overriding value and compulsion is COMPASSION, aimed at propelling women and underserved markets to socioeconomic mobility. Since 1998, Community Capital Advisors (CCA) has helped organize CDFIs (community development financial institutions) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education projects in distressed communities to foster this value. CCA's current focus is first and foremost on assisting women increase their equity stakes (shares of wealth) in the broader economy.... bolstering women-owned enterprise development and supporting women to accumulate personal growth & productive assets that increase in values, overtime. Our primary project is....
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—with equal or equivalent ingress to high quality education, healthcare and business ownership. And so, why wouldn’t the world 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. It 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.