We use the term global social impact sector as defined in the Quantum Social Impact Report 2018 to encompass all mission-driven organisations working to promote positive change in the world on a global scale.
“The present mismatch between the share of women in the staff and their share at leadership level is unacceptable. We need many more women in leadership positions, and we need convincing alternatives to traditional male leadership styles. This project has a strong potential to initiate these changes.”
Ise Bosch, German philanthropist and seed funder of FAIR SHARE
"As feminists, we need to commit to redistributing the imbalanced power structures that for far too long have benefitted men at the expense of women. That is why I am committing to increase the number of women in the Senior Leadership and board level at Amnesty International. Our aim is to have 70% of these positions occupied by women by 2030, ideally well before then, in order to reflect the diversity and structure of the rest of our organisation."
Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International
We envision a global social impact sector that practices feminist leadership and sustains organizations that embrace feminist principles and culture at all levels.
We want to equip individuals and institutions within the global social impact sector with feminist tools and strategies; mobilize and advocate for feminist leadership at all levels; and hold the sector accountable to parity and representation.
HOW WE WILL GO ABOUT IT
Significantly increasing the number of women leaders will require a transformative shift in organisational cultures, policies and leadership concepts. Feminist leadership models provide the principles and tool to re-think power, representation and decision-making structures within the global social impact sector towards more inclusive, diverse and impactful organisations.