Co-founder Ellen Tacoma in BDO’s vision paper 2022

Co-founder Ellen Tacoma in BDO’s vision paper 2022

Achieving goals and making a difference. That is what social organizations are after. However, many of them have been confronted in recent years with a dynamic that no one could have foreseen. The COVID-19 pandemic forced society to a halt in many ways. It culminated in a worldwide digital sprint. Social organizations had to participate in the transformation: reassessing mission and strategy, increasing flexibility, working agile and entering into alliances with chain partners.

The relationships between government, market and society are also constantly changing. Dutch company BDO wants to contribute to vital social organizations, which, according to the company, are indispensable as a connecting factor in the triangle of citizens – business – government and are important for shaping the transformation that is needed in the changing social space. BDO sees five important developments as the drivers of that transformation. In BDO’s 2022 vision paper on social organizations and the social space, Women on Wings’ co-founder Ellen Tacoma was asked to give her vision on 1 of the 5 drivers: purpose – social relevance. Read BDO’s vision paper 2022 (in Dutch) with Women on Wings on page 10.

“Women on Wings has helped to improve the lives of more than 200,000 families in rural India. By sharing knowledge and skills, it enables women to earn their own living. A wonderful example of helping people make a better future for themselves and their communities.”

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands