DIWA, stands for Deepening Impact of Women Activators and has a powerful meaning in several ASEAN languages. In Tagalog, it stands for spirit, consciousness and will. In Thai, DIWA/Tiwa means daylight. In Bahasa Indonesia, the term for spirit, consciousness and will is Dewi/Dewa.
Designed by Ashoka, in partnership with Deutsche Bank and S&P Global Foundation, DIWA is a capacity building program for 40 women social entrepreneurs with the following objectives:
- Increased Impact – focusing on uplifting women social entrepreneurs, to build systems and mindset shift strategies for increased impact.
- Leadership – helping women social entrepreneurs find their courage, comfort in their leadership, overcoming gender-specific barriers to create systemic change.
- Community – building a community of women changemakers to solve pressing problems in ASEAN. The community will provide support and friendship to making this journey less lonely.
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Course Duration: May 2021 - July 2021
Confirmed dates to be clarified during onboarding
The DIWA program is a sponsored program to build the movement of women social entrepreneurs in the ASEAN region.
- Women social entrepreneurs (open to founders or lead decision-maker of the organization)
- ASEAN-based organization and impact is in ASEAN
- 18 years old or above
- At least 1 year of operations or implementation of the venture
- Commitment to attend the online sessions between May – July
A combination of webinars and more intimate peer learning sessions
Effort: 8-10 hours monthly
Sessions will occur over 2 days
Some translations (Bahasa Indonesia and Thai) will be available, along with localized peer learning sessions
What will set you apart?
This online program aims to equip women social entrepreneurs with the frameworks, learning tools, and ideas to effectively lead your teams and create systemic impact. This learning journey will consist of the following modules:
- Impact strategies for system change:
- Identifying and framing your problem statement with root cause analysis
- Mapping the system and identifying key leverage points for change
- Designing solutions for the direct and indirect impact
- Women leadership for system change:
- Shifting the narrative around women’s leadership and overcoming gender-specific barriers
- Recognizing your role as a leader, mother, community organizer
- Amplifying your impact by building a culture of changemaking
- Thinking about sustainability for system change:
- Identifying the right business model for your organization
- The social investor mindset
- Storytelling for fundraising