Google India Launches ‘Impact Challenge’ Drive To Support 1 Million Indian Women Entrepreneurs
In a series of announcements on Monday, 8 March, Google launched its global Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls, which will provide $25 million in overall funding and Impact Challenge grantees will receive support and mentoring from Google.
The grant will enable organisations in India and around the world to enhance women and girls’ economic empowerment and create pathways to prosperity.
Google.org President, Jacquelline Fuller wrote in her blog:
“When women and girls have the resources and opportunities to turn their potential into power, it changes the trajectory of their lives and strengthens entire communities.”
Jacquelline Fuller, President, Google.org
Google’s chief executive officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai gave a call for a better future for women and girls in his tweet announcing the Impact Challenge.
Today at #GoogleForIndia #WomenWill we announced a commitment to support 1M women entrepreneurs in rural India, and a $25M @Googleorg Impact Challenge for Women & Girls to fund projects addressing systemic barriers to economic equality globally. #IWD2021 https://t.co/eNhgvWGzPB
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 8, 2021
Google also announced a grant of $500K to NASSCOM Foundation, which will provide help to 100,000 women farm workers by providing digital and financial literacy training in the six states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand.