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Global GAIN was formed by a group of U.S. women political leaders dedicated to supporting and promoting democracy and building a worldwide network of political professionals, democracy champions, and changemakers in public service, politics, peace, human rights, issue advocacy, the arts, and social entrepreneurship. We are professionals dedicated to seeing more women and BIPOC in leadership positions globally.
Formed initially to engage in international programs focused on democratic and women’s leadership – we find ourselves as focused at home in the U.S. in other places in the world. When our democracy is threatened – the whole world is threatened. Our reimagined mission is dedicated to recruiting, training, and empowering a new generation of talent who want to make impacting democracy, elections, and advocacy a profession and are looking for support to build their careers.
We continue to build meaningful connections across cultures wit, emphasizingting wnd young political, civic, and entrepreneurial leaders in the U.S. and globally in developing democracies.
Global GAIN believes that the solutions to the most significant problems in the world will be found when women achieve parity in leadership positions at every level of public and civic life. Inspired by the power of women’s leadership, we are committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We believe the 5th goal – Gender Equality is the secret to achieving each of the other plans. Global GAIN will develop and support programs that promote women leaders in public life and build meaningful connections with one another through these programs.
Our vision is aspirational, hile our specific program goals are impactful, practical activities that tangibly improve and work towards gender parity in public life. Our theory of change is when women receivsupport throughhh network building, coaching, and traini theyyey get the skills and confidence to engage in meaningful leadership roles in their communities. Those roles may include running for public office, advocacy, the arts, community development, and other social entrepreneurship. When more women serve in public office and other leadership roles there is less corruption, better governance, and overarching issues such as peace, education, and healthcare receive more attention and priority. Our current p grams focus in the U.S. East Africa (Rwanda, DRC) Ukraine, and East Africa.