Our Social Entrepreneur Community: Meet those who are invested in ending violence against women

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Since the beginning of the Kering Foundation’s combat, supporting innovative social entrepreneurs has been a central focus of our actions. By reconciling economic performance with socially responsible goals, these solution-driven business models aim to protect women from violence. The Foundation has capitalized on its long-standing commitment and experience in this sector to create its global community of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with Empow’HER, working to build a safer and more inclusive world.

Through grants, incubation, mentoring, workshops, and more, the community develops ways to expand sustainable economic models and solutions across sectors and across countries for greater impact. This collaboration enables the sharing of best practices, tips, and resources that ultimately help survivors to live safer.

Selected by a jury of professionals and experts to receive support from the Kering Foundation, the community is composed of 11 members based in 6 countries.

Learn more about their work combating violence against women:
Chayn: Leveraging technology to take back control
Run: Running to rehabilitation for refugees and asylum seekers
Las Panas: Baking to rebuild autonomy
HeHop: Capturing tamper-proof evidence through your smartphone
Glitch: For “Digital Citizenship” against online abuse
Gendes: Shifting the conversation on masculinity, together
Du Pain & Des Roses: Fostering independence through floristry
Callisto: Technology to empower survivors in the reporting process
Beijing Yuanzhong Gender Development Center: Supporting survivors of domestic violence through training
Starfish Project: Establishing independence through jewelry with a cause
Colori Vivi: Weaving a fresh start for refugee women