100,000 Women Campaign Fashion Auction
In November 2021, our incredible fashion auction featured world-leading designers like Oscar de la Renta and Jenny Packham while raising money for the 100,000 Women Campaign.
Fashion for a Purpose
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s 100,000 Women Campaign fashion auction featured over 30 items generously donated by a host of world-leading designers including Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara and Jenny Packham.
Running throughout November 2021 alongside the Foundation’s global Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business summit, the online auction was an opportunity to snap up an incredible piece of fashion or jewellery – and support women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries at the same time!
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Foundation’s 100,000 Women Campaign, kicking off its third and final year. The Campaign aims to raise £10 million to directly support 100,000 more women entrepreneurs to start, grow and sustain successful businesses through the Foundation’s programmes. This in turn enables them to achieve incredible things for their families, communities and societies.
Together we are unstoppable.
About the auction
All gifts were kindly been donated by fashion designers and artists around the world who care about advancing women’s entrepreneurship.
Shipping rates were incorporated into the starting price for each item. 100% of all profits will go to Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s 100,000 Women Campaign.
The 100,000 Women Campaign
All over the world women earn less than men and are more likely to own micro, vulnerable and informal businesses. Women are less likely to have access to assets, property and financial services.
They are held back by discriminatory laws in almost all countries, face negative gender stereotypes in all areas of life, and are far more likely to shoulder the burden of unpaid work—even more so now, during the pandemic. This not only restricts economic opportunities and livelihoods for families around the world, it means half the world’s population being denied basic human rights. We’re not going to let this continue.
By January 2020, the Foundation had directly supported over 160,000 women business owners across more than 100 low and middle income countries.
Then, we began advancing towards a new goal: to reach 100,000 more women in just three years, doing so by raising £10 million and working through a global network of partners and allies. The 100,000 Women Campaign was born.
We called on companies, business leaders and philanthropists everywhere to support us to tackle the global gender gap by empowering and equipping thousands of women with the skills, resources and networks they need to participate equally as entrepreneurs.
And with the auction we asked individuals to support us too. They could snap up incredible pieces of fashion or jewellery, in time for Christmas.
Because we won’t wait 250+ years for women to have economic equality.
We’re directly supporting 100,000 more women to start & grow successful businesses
Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business will also launch the final year of our ambitious and impactful 100,000 Women Campaign, which is raising £10 million in order to directly support another 100,000 women entrepreneurs across 2020, 2021 and 2022. Join us on our mission today!Partner with us Donate now Find out more about the campaign
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