We live in an exciting moment in time! Today, more women than ever are powerfully stepping into the business world to further innovation, build community, preserve traditions and create lasting legacies. Whether they’re rising through the ranks, pursuing positions in fields previously closed off to them, or starting their own businesses, women are utilizing business as a tool to empower themselves and the world around them.
We were fascinated by what fuels women to push boundaries and write their own stories...so we went out and asked! When we spoke to these trailblazers about what inspired them to pursue their dreams we were struck by one common denominator - they were all driven by a desire to leave the world a little better off than they found it.
We’ve met incredible women around the world who have devoted their lives to empowering others through their unique businesses and in honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve partnered with Google to create a series of videos that celebrate the ways that women around the globe are harnessing the power of business to create a positive impact.
We’ve had the incredible opportunity to tell stories like that of Anna Fiscale, Founder of Progetto Quid. While working towards her degrees in International Relations and Political Sciences, Anna was drawn to causes that empower disenfranchised women across the world. Spending time volunteering and working abroad opened her eyes to the issues that women in her hometown of Verona face every day. Despite the beauty and wealth of history that Verona offers, many women are living on the fringes. Whether they are living below the poverty line, battling addiction, or struggling to reintegrate after being incarcerated, there are far too few opportunities for upward mobility. Anna found herself constantly thinking about how she could merge her studies and her innate desire to uplift marginalized women until she finally had her big “aha!” moment and Progett Quid was born. She decided to use her love of fashion to create a sustainable clothing company that employs and empowers disadvantaged women. Employees of Progetto Quid are given the training and support they need to succeed in and out of the workplace. Anna has found a way to create fantastic products with an even more incredible mission behind them.