WIN Fund

How to contribute

Scholarships for Global WINConference and WINConferences  

WIN offers free or subsidized conference participation to women who demonstrate the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow and/or are proven leaders operating in a challenging economic environment. Each donation, no matter how small, makes a huge difference. All money donated to the fund is used to provide scholarships unless otherwise specified and there is no minimum donation. 

Sister to Sister Scholarship

Our sister to sister scholarship scheme allows you to donate a full scholarship to bring one outstanding woman from outside Europe to the Global WINConference. A donation of €3,000 covers travel, visa administration, accommodation, and the conference registration fee. By supporting this initiative you will make a huge difference to one person’s professional and personal life. If you wish, WIN can bring the two of you together during the conference to establish a lasting connection. WIN reserves the right to appoint the scholarship recipient.

Special Projects

WIN has supported past scholarship winners who have initiated projects in their local communities. These have included; a school project in Sierra Leone, conferences and events to empower women in Cameroon, schoolgirls in India and an entire community in Maison Shalom, Burundi 

Scholarship Testimonials
"The WIN conference has been a wonderful learning experience for me.  It is great to know that a lot of passionate women are on the way to make a difference in the world, a better world. At the personal level, it helped me to grow as a woman and as a woman educator."
Dawa Choden, Bhutan

WIN fund - Empowering Women Worldwide

WIN Development Fund provides scholarships, training sessions and in addition, supports specific projects we feel can help really improve lives. We are conscious of our global responsibility and interconnectedness, and we know we are stronger when we join together. 

Since its inception, WIN’s philosophy has been to donate 3-5% of our income each year to women’s causes, even years that were hard. 

In addition, some individuals and companies have contributed to the fund. We would like to give you the opportunity to make a difference by making a contribution. 

Scholarship Recipients 2016

In 2016 WIN has continued to support the women of Cameroon, India and Burundi. We would like to thank you for their donations to the WIN Fund HPE and Valspar.

Mwansa Makusuli - Zambia

Jennifer Chinelo Odogwu - Nigeria

Kila Mitsunaga - US

Mwambu Margaret Jane - Uganda

Knight  K. Muteti - Kenya

Luz Adriana Neira - Colombia

Linda Gcina Mafu - South Africa

Francis Stella - Nigeria

Milka Milliance - US

Giannina Stella - Italy

Elisabetta Cirillo - Italy

Mandisa Ndlovu - South Africa

Bolaji Eyo - UK

Ramune Lekamaviciute - Lithuania

Mirei Sandico - Philippines

Anna Koj (Akronos) - Poland

Anne Wiggins - UK

Charity Nwakolam Ohadiugha - Nigeria 

Oji Margaret Ezioma - Nigeria

Carla Benedetti - Italy

WIN Fund 2016

The WIN Girls Project - India

The WIN Girls Project awards scholarships to deserving students to allow them to benefit from higher education for a minimum period of 3 years. During this period, girls are provided with college fees and small stipend each month for books and study materials. Each scholarship holder undertakes to reach out to at least 10 other girls every year and encourage them to understand the benefits of study, not getting married too young, and helping others in society. A donation of just €350 to the WIN Fund will enable one Indian girl to receive higher education. 

Timeframe: 36 months

For more information, please contact us at: info[at] 

Past Projects

Maison Shalom - Burundi

Maison Shalom was founded in 1993 by Marguerite (Maggi) Barankitse, in response to the aftermath of the civil war. WIN has helped providing a more sustainable living environment for the children and volunteers of the community. In 2013 WIN raised 6,000 euro to buy 20 cows for 20 families. The animals were allocated to fostering families with an average of 8 members. In 2016 Maggi Baranktse was named as the inaugural laureate of the $1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

Ladies Circle - Cameroon

Since 2008, in partnership with Anne Pelagie Yotchou Tzudjom from Ladies Circle, we have been sponsoring the organisation of the WIN Conference Forum Cameroon - a platform that brings together around 100 women and men of all generations for three days of learning, fun, sharing of experiences, good practices and networking for the advancement of women and their social and economic development. The main goal has been to develop the potential of women and young women, without any discrimination in social status, so that they can become the main actors of their own development and help develop their families, their communities and their organisations. 

Thanks to a donation from WIN the Ladies Circle commemorated the 29th edition of International Women’s Day in Cameroon.

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