Mounting evidence demonstrates that investing in women doesn’t only help women, it benefits everyone. Yet, only 1.9% of philanthropic dollars go to nonprofits supporting women and girls in the U.S. But one social enterprise called Working for Women is trying to change that.

Encouraging financial and skill-based contributions from businesses, Working for Women facilitates strategic partnerships between those businesses and nonprofits trying to help economically marginalized women. The model is proving to be a win-win-win-win for all involved. Women get the skills and support they need. Nonprofits improve their capacity to serve more women. And businesses attract and retain loyal employees and customers.

To learn more about their unique approach and impact so far, we speak with the founder of Working for Women next.


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Beth Bengtson is committed to helping women become financially independent


Welcome to In the Business of Change, where we speak with social entrepreneurs impacting their communities and the world. I’m your host Elisa Birnbaum publisher and editor in chief of SEE Change Magazine.

On today’s episode we speak with Beth Bengtson, founder of Working for Women. In our conversation Beth shares her journey to social entrepreneurship and why she made helping women overcome barriers to financial independence her mission. We discuss Working for Women’s unique model, the not-very-unique challenge this founder faces trying to rise above the clutter – and the power of community, collaboration and collective action that keeps Beth inspired and moving forward.

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