Women on Wings launches online community platform

Women on Wings launches online community platform

To support its partners even better, Women on Wings developed an online community platform which is designed to connect social enterprises in India with multiple stakeholders and create a network and community forum where knowledge and best practices can be shared. All with one aim: co-creating more jobs for women to impact more families in rural India.

Members share goal
The aim of the Women on Wings community platform is to service social enterprises in India in accelerating the growth of their businesses, leading to creation of more jobs for women in rural India.
All members of the platform share a common goal and are contributing to the Women on Wings mission of taking families in rural India out of poverty through economic development. This includes the likes of Flipkart with its Samarth program, and EXIM Bank that already supported a few Women on Wings partners in the past. That parties like these have registered as members on the platform, proofs the community has a real potential to jointly create a larger impact on rural families.

Expanding services to partners
Women on Wings provides mentoring and business knowledge to its partners. Shilpa Mittal Singh, joint MD Women on Wings: “We realized that our partners need more than the consultancy we provide to grow their businesses. They also need access to finance, access to markets and other support, like legal or accounting. That’s how the idea of creating a platform arose. We took more than a year to research, develop, and shape the platform and reach out to various stakeholders. We have onboarded on one hand social enterprises and on the other we have our experts, market, finance and support partners who provide support to these enterprises.”

Community forum
Adds Ronald van het Hof, joint MD Women on Wings: “This platform gives us the opportunity to communicate about workshops, topics and events with our various partners and experts who can also interact with each other. We carefully need to ensure we keep the platform active to engage our audience. So next to regular posting of content, queries and news about the various sectors are partners operate in, we shall be using the platform also to prepare our workshops. We can create groups, in which partners, account managers and experts can interact and share documents in a much easier way than per email.”

Membership
The Women on Wings community platform was operational since January 2020 and officially launched by Women on Wings co-founder Ellen Tacoma and Anneke Adema, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, during the ‘Social Impact Summit – The Power of Collaboration’ which was organized by the social enterprise on Tuesday February 11, 2020 in Le Meridien, New Delhi. At the launch, already over 120 members had registered on the platform. Learn more about the platform and its benefits and which services Women on Wings provides.

“Through this partnership with Women on Wings, we want to enable more women to earn their own income that will give them greater financial means to improve their livelihoods. Economic independence for women means more children can go to school, more meals per day for their families and communities, and an overall better standard of living for them and future generations”

Ilan Vuddumalay
C&A Foundation

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