Who we are and what we do

TIAW Vision & Mission


Our vision is to be the world’s leading network for women’s economic empowerment, leadership and innovation. A non-profit organization founded in 1980, the TIAW connects leading women’s organizations worldwide to leverage their reach and resources, creating a global community of economically empowered women.

Annual Call to Action to the U.N.

TIAW is proud of its global influence. In 2014’s Global Forum a letter was written to the UN by Amanda Ellis, Ambassador, Head of Mission, Permanent Representative for United Nations, who carried that message forward to the UN. “…Recommending promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women, including their access to financing and markets, is an important goal that needs to be incorporated into the post 2015 agenda as a stand-alone goal as it is integral to the success of all other development goals…” At the 2015 Global Forum, TIAW will once again prepare a “call to action” message.

Why attend the Global Forum?


Because you can make a difference – to your career and to the global movement that empowers women in the pivotal role they play in the progress and development of societies worldwide. Take this rare opportunity to engage in important debates, meet other leaders and build the networks that are critical to success and advancement in a global economy.

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