Governance

Supervisory tasks are strictly separated from managerial and executive tasks. The non-executive members of the board monitor activities and determine budgets and annual plans every quarter. On a yearly basis they review the results and the financial statements.

Women on Wings Foundation (India)
Women on Wings Foundation is registered as a company under section 25. Donations to Women on Wings Foundation come under section 80G of the income tax act, 1961. The Board of Directors:

  • Shilpa Mittal Singh
  • Smita Mankad
  • Vikas Chaturvedi
  • Ellen Tacoma, permanent invitee
  • Maria van der Heijden, permanent invitee

Stichting Women on Wings (the Netherlands)
Stichting Women on Wings has the ANBI status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling), granted by the Dutch Tax Administration, therefore tax exemptions apply to donations. Here you will find more information about the members of the Board, including their additional positions. Members of the Board:

  • Ellen Tacoma, non-executive, co-founder, treasurer and chairperson from June 2017 till June 2020
  • Maria van der Heijden, non-executive, co-founder, chair since June 2020
  • Smita Mankad, non-executive, since 2017
  • Vikas Chaturvedi, non-executive, secretary, since 2013
  • Wout Dekker, non-executive, since 2018

Good Governance and Risk Management
Women on Wings adheres to the key principles of Good Governance as formulated by the Dutch Central Bureau on Fundraising (CBF) and the Sector Association of Fundraising Institutions in the Netherlands (VFI). These include Supervision and Control Management of Risks and Transparency and Benchmarking.
Risk Management: we have defined sectors and for each sector we have identified risks and decided upon a policy and actions which we have installed to mitigate those risks. Here you will find a complete overview of all risks, policies and actions.

ANBI
Stichting Women on Wings has the ANBI status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling), granted by the Dutch Tax Administration, therefore tax exemptions apply to donations. The Dutch Tax Administration has determined that it is mandatory for ANBI’s to publish information regarding contact details, mission, financial data and current activities, and organization and remuneration online in order to maintain the ANBI status.
In the standaardformulier publicatieplicht Fondswervende instellingen you can find all details for the year 2021 about Women on Wings.
Other legal documents: our notarized articles of association (statuten).
RSIN number: 818424692

Privacy Policy and other Regulations
You will find Women on Wings’ privacy policy here, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU.
You will find Women on Wings’ integrity policy here.
You will find Women on Wings’ managing directors and board regulations here.

“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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