100 Women is driven by a passionate group of talented women, first inspired by the book ‘Half the Sky’ written by Pulitzer Prize-winning team, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Meet the women behind 100 Women – meet the committee here.

“Sometimes you can feel a bit helpless with all the problems of the world.  How can I make a difference?  I wanted to bring together women who wanted to start building a positive legacy in the world.  I’m lucky, I have access to education, health services and employment.  I am free from violence.  Unfortunately, not all girls and women have these opportunities.  How do we connect those who have with those who haven’t and bridge the gap?  That’s when 100 Women was born.”

Alicia Curtis – 100 Women Co-founder and Chair.

To ignite women’s philanthropy through the power of collective giving to advance the empowerment of all women.

100 Women enables everyday people to be involved in creating a world where all women and girls can live safely with access to health, education and economic freedom.  We do this by combining donations and knowledge to provide impactful grants.


Opportunity – We believe every woman should have the opportunity to live with access to safety, health, education and economic opportunities.

Connection – We believe support is more meaningful and more powerful when donors have the opportunity to meet, talk with and support recipients.

Inclusiveness – We believe in engaging everyday people to be part of the 100 Women movement.  Therefore everyone is welcome to join and by coming together collectively we can exponentially increase the value of individual donations.

Change – We believe in bringing about real and significant change.


100 Women is calling on all the courageous and determined men and women to join the movement and be the positive change they want to see in the world.