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Organizations have now been selected! Find out more about the successful projects below. Impact Challenge for Women and Girls 2021

Let’s empower women and girls to reach their full economic potential and thrive Impact Challenge for Women and Girls 2021

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The Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. This is an open call for applications, and selected charitable initiatives will receive up to $2 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google.

Meet the organizations

We are delighted to announce the selected projects for the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls. Each of these organizations received funding between $300,000 and $1 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and support from Google.

About the challenge

Gender inequity is one of the most urgent challenges we face as a society, and COVID-19 has put the economic future of women and girls at even greater risk. At, we believe that solving big problems requires collective action, and the people closest to the challenges are often those closest to the solution.

We want to support organizations helping women and girls turn their economic potential into power: from programs addressing systemic barriers to economic equality, to those cultivating entrepreneurship, developing financial independence, and more.

Meet the experts

  • Amanda Gorman

    First US National Youth Poet Laureate

  • Naomi Osaka

    Athlete and Activist

  • Phumzile

    Executive Director, UN Women

  • Dr. Rigoberta
    Menchú ​​Tum

    Nobel Peace Prize

  • Shakira

    Global Artist and Philanthropist

  • Graça Machel

    Founder, Graça Machel Trust
    Photo credit: Motlabana Monnakgotla, Forbes Africa

  • Jacquelline Fuller

    VP and President,

  • Lorraine Twohill

    Chief Marketing Officer, Google

  • Fabiola Gianotti

    Director-General of CERN

  • Mary Robinson

    Former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Susan Wojcicki

    CEO, YouTube

  • Prajakta Koli

    YouTuber & actor

  • Graça Fonseca

    Minister of Culture for Portugal

  • Melonie Parker

    Chief Diversity Officer, Google

  • Ai-jen Poo

    Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations

  • Jazz Jennings

    LGBTQ+ Activist and Author

  • Hon. Rona Ambrose

    Deputy Chairwoman, TD Securities

  • Her Excellency, (DR) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

    Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Sustainable Development Goals

  • Amika George

    Student, activist and founder of Free Periods
    Photo credit: Mollie Rose

  • Alyse Nelson

    President and CEO of VItal Voices Global Partnership

  • Kate Garvey

    Co-founder, Project Everyone

  • Julia Kata

    Senior Executive Operations Manager and Board Member of Trans-Fuzja Foundation

  • Lisa Mensah

    President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

  • Carolyn Tastad

    Group President – North America & Executive Sponsor Gender Equality, P&G

  • Juliana Rotich

    VP Strategic Partnerships, Boya Ltd Co-Founder, Ushahidi, BRCK

  • Saskia Niño de Rivera

    Co-founder and spokesperson of Reinserta A.C

  • Natalia Vodianova

    Supermodel, Philanthropist, Impact investor and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador

  • Tais Araujo

    Actress, TV host and champion of Black women's rights for UN Women Brazil

  • Laura Berry

    Chief Executive Officer, Supply Nation