Girlfriends Who Inspire Change (GWIC), LLC is a social enterprise network, cause-driven business offering E-commerce products and services online as a gateway to empower the lives of women and girls of all ages. We inspire women to become a better version of themselves and become socially responsible within their communities. GWIC's social enterprise concept is equitable economics of wealth, opportunities, privilege, and protection under the law. The vision focuses on education, strategic mobilizing, wealth building, social ills, policy, health, technology, micro-enterprises, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and moral values —a space for All women created for Black women.
We believe in uplifting ourselves together out of economic restraint and injustice systems. The company mirrors the social impact of a non-profit with a for-profit commercial strategy to impact lives, including underrepresented communities. The business model aims to solve social ills and economic issues with goods and services. We encourage women and girls to be self-reliant and catalysts for social change. Women and girls must be protected; they are the mothers and daughters of civilization. Our collaborative partnerships consist of international groups and sisterhood networks —linked together with a common interest in economic and social change.
Sheila Collins founded the company in the year of 2014. GWIC was an accredited Civil Society Organization (CSO) partner of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in 2017. The World Bank is a cooperative made up of 189 member countries. These member countries, or shareholders, and represented by a Board of Governors, who are the ultimate policymakers at the World Bank. In 2019, GWIC began its membership and affiliation with the United Nations (UNWomen) Economic and Social Council, the Commission on Women's Status through the New Future Foundation, Inc.
Black women are experiencing the highest rate of poverty before and after the 2019 -2020 Covid-19 pandemic. The wealth gap continues to widen, leaving Black women at a significant disadvantage.
Sexism has created barriers for Black women; undervalued, used, and disenfranchised.
Education is the foundation of social and economic change. Girlfriends Who Inspire Change LLC offers complimentary workshops & table talks to empower the lives of women and girls.
A social enterprise network, a cause-driven business, offering E-commerce products and services online as a gateway to empower the lives of women and girls of all ages. GWIC is for All women created for Black women.