The world will be saved by the Western woman.” The Dalai Lama uttered these words at the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009, and now a group of female entrepreneurs have taken up the challenge with a vengeance.

In March 2015 a small group of women in network marketing and direct sales launched Women United for Change, a new movement with the goal to transform the lives of thousands of female entrepreneurs around the world.

We found the perfect partner in Project Concern International, a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, CA which is gaining recognition for its “Women Empowered” program. Through this program, PCI is already working with over 400,000 women in 12 developing nations, training them with the skills and support to start businesses that bring in much needed income for their families.

The economic empowerment of women is gaining popularity as one of the most effective tools to address global poverty. According to Kofi Annan, Secretary General to the United Nations, “... study after study has taught us that there is no tool for global development more effective than the empowerment of women.”

Perhaps Melinda Gates sums it up best: “When we invest in women, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else.”

Investing in women is exactly what the WUfC movement is all about. The leaders involved have already secured well over $100,000 in committed funding for PCI’s program and they are positioned to raise a lot more.

With over 13 million women involved in network marketing in the U.S. (and another estimated 70 million worldwide) the opportunity to inspire more women to lend their voice to this movement is promising. Since we have large networks, strong influence, and a burning desire to make a difference in the world, we believe WUfC has the potential to be one of the largest movements ever created to empower women worldwide. Our lives have been transformed through entrepreneurship, so it’s only fitting that we can help women in need to transform their lives by building their own businesses.

To find out more about this movement and how to get involved, visit

SONIA STRINGER is founder of Savvy Network Marketing Women, an online community that supports over 200,000 women in network marketing/direct sales to make more money and a bigger difference in the world.

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