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Inspiring Women Changemakers

Working to make the world a fairer, safer place for women – together

Anj Handa standing on a log

Hi! I’m Anj Handa, Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers. I’ve worked in professional lobbying since 2003 but it was in 2014, when I led a high-profile campaign that my life really changed. On behalf of an asylum seeker, I pulled together a top legal team to build her case and led a Change.org petition which gathered 126,500 signatures and the interest of global media, MPs and influencers. Read more here.

I already had advantages – public policy and communications expertise, media training, and a broad network – but it was the wholehearted people, mostly women, who generously offered their skills and connections that made it possible to make an impact on such a massive scale.

My mission is to give other changemakers the communications skills, connections and launchpad to campaign effectively, with the help that they need. That’s where Inspiring Women Changemakers comes in. We support each other in making the world become a safer, fairer place for women, tackling deep, serious issues yet we still have fun. If we sound like your kind of people,  join us.

We give you the skills, connections and launchpad to make change

“We’re not faffing about here!” IWC member, Minoti Parikh

Why we’re championing women’s rights

We’re not asking for much! We just want women to have fairer opportunities in the workplace, and to be safe from harm at home and in society.

At all levels, women still experience disproportionate inequalities in jobs, pay, health, education and access to finance, even though, ironically, they usually have the responsibility for the bulk of caring and household decisions.

If other layers are added, such as race, disability, age or sexual orientation, women from minority groups face even greater challenges.

When women thrive, we all do. Add your voice to amplify our call for change. Join us.

We’re for you if...

You work in women’s rights and want to exchange ideas with peers, wherever they are in the world

You have an urge to do more to ensure that women get the opportunities and recognition they deserve

You or someone close to you has experienced unfairness or harm and you want to turn those negative experiences towards good

You want to be connected to, and inspired by, women changemakers

You believe this work is needed and want to support us.

Join Us

We’re a global, inclusive movement of people who  want to see the world become a safer, fairer place for women, wherever they live and whatever they do.

Bring your heart, brainpower and connections to the movement. Because when we work together and speak up about the policy and social issues that hold women back, we don’t just amplify our own voices, we advocate for those whose voices are rarely heard.

The incredible people like you within IWC join up to connect, collaborate and share their expertise and learning. We’ll make introductions, help to build your campaign and open doors for you. Join us!

Develop a more inclusive, engaging workplace

We work with values-led organisations too. Through our programmes, we give your team the tools, techniques and strategies to become highly effective leaders in a global economy. Learn more about how we can help you in three key areas: Social Impact and Governance, Inclusion and Effective Communication.

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