Girlfriends Who Inspire Change (GWIC), LLC is a U.S. cause-driven social enterprise network that sells e-commerce products and services online. GWIC combines the social effect of a non-profit organization with a for-profit commercial model. The business model uses goods and services to address economic inequality and social transformation. Product sales help to support our existence, mission, and viability.
GWIC vision is for all women and girls, regardless of ethnicity. Yet, it was created with Black women in mind to encourage, teach, and develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem and innovative pathway to help enhance themselves. To work with other minority groups of women, bettering the lives of everyone, including vulnerable communities. GWIC is a nontraditional business model and information resource. It's our goal to support individuals, organizations, and causes uplifting humanity.
A for-profit organization that assists women in developing business ideas and self-reinvention to empower them, help them escape poverty, and improve their economic circumstances. Our community initiatives offer a virtual learning center to expand women's and girls' knowledge for future learning and development. We host monthly online chat discussions where women can exchange views, address social change, and share their ideas and experiences while creating bonding networks and project collaborations.
GWIC helps with poverty reduction and offers toiletry giveaways. We empower small and extensive domestic and international businesses with brand exposure, build alliances with brands, and market their products. We encourage women to become societal change agents in leadership, wealth builders, politics, education, community, and promoting moral values. International organizations and sisterhood networks serve as the cornerstone of our cooperative.
GWIC was founded in 2014 and incorporated in 2017. GWIC joined the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in 2017 as a partner of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) and an affiliate of the U.S. Commercial Services in 2023. The World Bank is an international organization with 189 member countries. These shareholders, or member countries, are represented by a Board of Governors, the World Bank's ultimate policymakers. GWIC became Friends of the United Nations Women Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2019.