Current Projects

WorldWomenWork provides education, skills development, and funding for women leaders in some of the most economically depressed and environmentally threatened areas in the world. We believe that empowering women is the key to reducing poverty and conserving the natural world.

  • Conservation: We support women who are emerging as local leaders in conservation in over 4 countries through more than $200,000 in grants every year.
  • Education: We have sent more than 350 girls to school through scholarships over the last decade.
  • Empowerment: We have partnered with dozens of locally-run projects to provide women in poverty with skills to produce income for themselves and their families.
Singer Rankin, founder of WorldWomenWork, grew up on a horse in West Virginia. Her love of wild places and the animals that inhabit them has led her on a journey to many of the most endangered and magnificent places around the world.

As President of the Pittsburgh Zoological Society and a Board member of the World Wildlife Fund she became passionate about educating girls, empowering women and the conservation of endangered species.

WorldWomenWork was born over 17 years ago at 10,000 feet on Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, on an official WWF trek.

Learn more about the projects WorldWomenWork supports >