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THE WOMANITY FOUNDATION

When Women Prosper, Humanity Thrives.

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Number of employeeS

15

Year of Registration

2005

Number of Followers

1

Annual income

US$ 3.70 million

Category of SGO

Non-profit

Country

Switzerland

Founder and President
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Growing at Rocket Speed

To get a full view of Womanity’s operations is like trying to take a snapshot of a car on the highway – the nonprofit is lean, agile, and moving at great speed. Add evidence-driven into the mix, and you’ve got one of the fastest-growing organizations in the sector today. Womanity takes after its founder, Yann Borgstedt. He wants to empower disadvantaged girls and women. He believes that we can achieve sustainable, efficient results when business and the social impact sector work together. Womanity is there to invest in audacious solutions that accelerate sustainable social change

Borgstedt is passionate about his topic. Give him the floor and you will see people in the audience joining Womanity’s hard work from Afghanistan to Brazil, from Palestine to India. He highlights that women’s empowerment is not just about...

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Growing at Rocket Speed

To get a full view of Womanity’s operations is like trying to take a snapshot of a car on the highway – the nonprofit is lean, agile, and moving at great speed. Add evidence-driven into the mix, and you’ve got one of the fastest-growing organizations in the sector today. Womanity takes after its founder, Yann Borgstedt. He wants to empower disadvantaged girls and women. He believes that we can achieve sustainable, efficient results when business and the social impact sector work together. Womanity is there to invest in audacious solutions that accelerate sustainable social change

Borgstedt is passionate about his topic. Give him the floor and you will see people in the audience joining Womanity’s hard work from Afghanistan to Brazil, from Palestine to India. He highlights that women’s empowerment is not just about compassion or blind support: he goes for hard facts, asks for more numbers, commissions studies, and monitors the feedback. He wants to make sure that Womanity’s case for women’s empowerment is solid. So far, he is doing extremely well at that, convincing thousands of people of the impact of women’s empowerment every year at the Womanity gala.

Womanity is run as a foundation, a nonprofit, a business, and a corporate holding all at once. As such, Womanity both runs its own programs and supports or allies with others. Its projects run from Radio Nisaa, the first women-run radio station in the Middle East, to WomenChangeMakers, a social enterprise program for entrepreneurs working in women’s empowermerment. Womanity brings funds and expertise to each project, analyzes the results, learns from what works in-house or at others, and replicates the best practices across other programs. It tests its results in academic reports and shares the findings broadly, for instance the 2015 IHEID report about its educational program in Afghan schools. It does so while still operating efficiently with a well furbished portfolio of activities and assets.

Womanity welcomes people with ideas related to its core objective with open arms. It constantly challenges itself to make sure that no time, no money, no inspiration is left out to no avail. And it is quickly evolving into a nonprofit that you will not want to miss.

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Mission statement
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The Womanity Foundation exists to rapidly address the gender inequality crisis across the world. 

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The Womanity Foundation exists to rapidly address the gender inequality crisis across the world. 

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Impact

LATEST ANNUAL INCOME
US$ 3.70 million
Previous Annual Income
US$ 82,000
Latest Surplus/Deficit
Unknown
Latest Net Assets
US$ 4.30 million
Name of Auditing Firm
Unknown
LATEST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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COUNTRY (OR COUNTRIES) WHERE ACTIVE
Afghanistan, India, Middle East and North Africa, Mexico, South Africa

Governance

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Founder and President
Yann Borgstedt
SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Yann Borgstedt Yann Borgstedt is a Franco Swiss entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate of women’s empowerment and education. Life and career Yann Borgstedt was born and raised in Geneva and received his higher education in the United States. In 1996, he co-founded the web design firm Netarchitects, which was later sold to Altran Technologies. He then worked for a private fund on the redevelopment of the former United States Air force base Bentwaters in Suffolk, England. He went on to create, invest and manage a variety of diverse business activities in real estate development and exhibition management in France, England, Switzerland and the UAE. Him and his partner have backed the development of the Nobu Hotel in London and are launching Blakes Hotel Shoreditch and the W Hotel Ibiza. He is also a shareholder of the Wine Merchant one of the leading négociant in Bordeaux along with Dona Bertarelli and has a portfolio of social investments (MicroDON, The Helm, Allbright, les Eclaireuses…). Sustainable projects Yann started a series of green development projects, including the most recent plans for the development of a green neighbourhood in Geneva’s Praille-Acacias-Vernets (PAV) district, creating 400 residential apartments (two-thirds of which are for social housing) and a green residential tower. Philanthropy In 2005, Yann started the Womanity Foundation which is dedicated to realising women’s economic empowerment and their right to education and safe living in Afghanistan, India, Brazil, the Middle East and North Africa. In 2015, the Womanity Foundation was awarded 187th spot in the Top 500 NGOs list across the globe. Board appointments Yann is on the board of the Change.org Foundation and Internews, an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media across the globe, to give people the news and information they need as well as the ability to stay connected and the means to making their voices heard. Awards and recognitions Yann has been welcomed by Women Moving Millions , as the first European and one of the few male members, in recognition of his contributions to women’s empowerment. In 2016, Yann was awarded the BNP Paribas prize for Individual Philanthropy. In 2018, he was awarded the Global Philanthropic Philanthropy Prize for his innovative work with women.
Has Held position since
Unknown
Board Gender balance
4 M | 3 W
Number of Employees
15
Number of Volunteers
2

History

The Womanity Foundation was established in 2005 by Yann Borgstedt, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who believes the best way to sustainable growth is through collaboration with the social sector and business world.

In 2007 Womanity expanded into working with one of the biggest girls’ school in Kabul, the Al-Fatah School for Girls. Through its work training teachers, rebuilding infrastructure, and providing equipment to improve the quality of learning, Al Fatah became a model school in the country.

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The Womanity Foundation was established in 2005 by Yann Borgstedt, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who believes the best way to sustainable growth is through collaboration with the social sector and business world.

In 2007 Womanity expanded into working with one of the biggest girls’ school in Kabul, the Al-Fatah School for Girls. Through its work training teachers, rebuilding infrastructure, and providing equipment to improve the quality of learning, Al Fatah became a model school in the country.

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Legal Status
Switzerland
Year of registration
2005
BYLAWS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
No
BYLAWS PROVIDED ON REQUEST
No

Contact

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HQ LOCATION ADDRESS
55 Route des Jeunes | 1212 Grand Lancy | Switzerland
SOCIAL NETWORKS
WEBSITE
MAIN CONTACT EMAIL
info@womanity.org
+41 22 544 39 60