We believe the best solutions are designed by the people who are closest to the problems. That’s why we consult with the organizations we fund before we shape our strategies. It’s also why we invest in programs that ask women and girls what kind of solutions they need, then listen closely to their answers.

For example, one of the ways we empower girls is by funding programs where girls choose the topics they will learn. They also help to organize the activities. In this way, they learn their opinions matter, gain confidence in their own thinking, and feel more ownership in the program.