Quantum Leaps, Inc. has longstanding relationships with a number of key partners, particularly with regard to Roadmaps to 2020, access to markets, and sharing of best practices.
Partners include major women entrepreneurial organizations in the United States, with which we collaborated on developing the Roadmap to 2020 for the U.S. Participants include: Direct Selling Education Foundation (www.dsef.org); Enterprising Women Magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com); National Association of Women Business Owners (www.nawbo.org); WEConnect International (www.weconnectinternational.org); Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (www.wbenc.org); Women Impacting Public Policy (www.wipp.org); Womenable (www.womenable.com); and the Women Presidents’ Organization (www.womenpresidentsorg.com). Many of these organizations, plus a number of individual women entrepreneurial thought leaders, are now part of a coalition that is working to implement important strategic recommendations included in the U.S. Roadmap to 2020.
Enterprising Women Magazine and Enterprising Women Foundation
We partner with the magazine, which has subscribers in over 50 countries, by helping them find expert contributors for articles about different aspects of women’s entrepreneurship in both developed and developing countries. We collaborate with the foundation, its new sister organization, on international women’s enterprise development initiatives.
Which has been the lead corporate champion for global development of Roadmaps to 2020.
The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Women and Trade Program
A joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization in Geneva. We have collaborated with them to help develop the Global Platform for Action on getting women vendors in developing countries into the global supply chain; developed a Strategy 2020 to facilitate this effort; and our CEO has served as the lead consultant for the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF). The first WVEF was held in Chongqing, China in September 2011. The second will take place in Mexico City in November 2012.
La Pietra Coalition
An activity of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, with which we cross-promote strategic objectives, including access to markets and access to finance.
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
A global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional and entrepreneurial women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas. We partner in a number of areas, including Roadmaps to 2020, access to markets and money, promoting women’s engagement with corporate boards, the sharing of women entrepreneurial best practices, etc. Quantum’s CEO received a Lifetime Achievement Award from TIAW, and serves as a Global Ambassador for the organization.
An organization Quantum helped incubate, and with which we collaborate on access to markets, mapping the women entrepreneurial ecosystem of stakeholders, and Roadmaps to 2020. In addition, Quantum Leaps’ CEO serves as WEConnect’s Global Advisor.
With which we collaborate on sustainability in the global supply chain.
With which we are collaborating to develop a Roadmap to 2020 for India.
We Own It Collaboration
The group represents a cross-section of entrepreneurs, investors, academia, government, media, non-profit and industry organizations focused on breaking down barriers for women in high-growth entrepreneurship – across the pipeline – from college graduate to founder and CEO.
With which we collaborate on spearheading global research initiatives about women’s entrepreneurship, and policy and program development as part of the global Roadmap to 2020 process. Womenable’s CEO is Quantum Leaps’ lead consultant for policy and program issues.
In addition, we are actively seeking other dynamic partners with which we can collaborate on the seven program areas described under “Strategic Initiatives” in order to drive change and to build out the global infrastructure for women’s enterprise development.
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