The #SHE_BUILDS Global Initiative is a community platform that exists to empower and connect Haitian women entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world, and increase access to global opportunities and value chains.
Founded in June 2018 by award-winning Haitian-American entrepreneur and futurist Shaïna Silva, #SHE_BUILDS aims to serve the global community of Haitian women through a series of events, leadership and entrepreneurship acceleration programs, and immersive country experiences that connect the diaspora to the innovation ecosystem in Haiti.
Through the platform, we aim to achieve the following:
AMPLIFY HER VOICE
Change the narrative around Haiti and Haitians by raising the visibility of Haitian women leading in their fields, and provide them with a platform to share their experiences and initiatives
Increase collaboration within the community by connecting Haitian women to one another to exchange knowledge, ideas, and projects
Map our global talent pool of women builders, and engage them in the social and economic development of Haiti