In Honor of Women Leading Change

THE FLEXSHARES CARES STORY

In 2018, FlexShares ETFs started working with the Kopila Valley Women’s Cooperative, purchasing their goods—handmade by women in Nepal—and distributing them to advisors at trade shows. The objective was to empower women with skills and resources to build and manage wealth—and the positive reception from advisors was overwhelming. This successful initiative marked the beginning of the FlexShares Cares campaign.

In partnership with FlexShares Philanthropy, FlexShares Cares has since partnered with several organizations that share the mission of empowering women to lay the groundwork for a stronger and more diverse financial services industry—one that brings more prosperity to more people.

 

PARTNERING WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND CHILDREN

With extensive research and due diligence, FlexShares Cares has carefully selected organizations that are aligned with our objective of empowering women with financial literacy and children with optimal environments where they can heal, learn and grow.

 

THE ORGANIZATION  THE MISSION
The Kopila Valley Women's Cooperative Empowering women of Nepal to become strong and independent businesswomen
The Women of Pader Uganda The Women of Pader Uganda exists to ignite hope, healing and empowerment in the women and community of war-torn Uganda by offering employment, education, programs, projects and more
Milagros Jewelry by Gracia Working with Guatemalan girls and ypung women who were born into families of multi-generational poverty and are trauma survivors
Bright Endeavors Crafting handmade soy candles to provide transitional jobs and professional skills training for Chicago-based moms
Life is Good Playmakers Creating healing, life changing relationships for children in need

“The work of these organizations has changed the lives of these women and laid the groundwork for a stronger financial services industry. Attracting women across an organization can not only provide an answer to limited availability of key skills, but can also be a catalyst for a shift in attitudes and behaviors such as feedback, mentoring, and flexibility.”

- Stephanie S. Treccia, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Engagement