Beginning March 3rd, Indiegogo will engage in partnerships, host events and showcase campaigns in health, entertainment, cause and technology on each day of the week. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Indiegogo will launch an initiative to promote and support campaigns that empower women. On the first day of the initiative, Indiegogo will give $1 for every $25 raised by partnering campaigns–with no limit.
In order to qualify as an International Women’s Day partner on Indiegogo, campaigns must be either female-led, support a female individual or advocate for a non-profit, organization or company that identifies as empowering women. Anyone can launch a campaign for International Women’s Day through March 8th by going here.
Indiegogo’s equal opportunity platform continues to play a crucial role in supporting women with approximately 47 percent of fully-funded campaigns on Indiegogo being run by women. Compared to the 13 percent of female-owned businesses that receive venture capital funding, women are nearly four times more successful when crowdfunding than raising capital through traditional means. Indiegogo’s participation in International Women’s Day marks the platform’s ongoing celebration of achievements made by women, and for women, around the world.
“As a female entrepreneur, I know first-hand the difficulty that can accompany being a woman looking to turn a dream into a reality,” said Indiegogo Founder and Chief Development Officer Danae Ringelmann. “Our International Women’s Day initiative will seek to further expand the opportunities we work to provide women each and every day. International Women’s Day is perfectly aligned with Indiegogo’s global reach and mission of democratizing funding for all, and I am thrilled to support the movement.”
The weeklong celebration for International Women’s Day on Indiegogo includes the following:
- March 3: Indiegogo providing $1 for every $25 contributed to campaigns associated with #WomensDay
- March 4: “Women in Health” showcase of campaigns
- March 5: “Women in Entertainment” showcase of campaigns
- March 6: “Women for Change” showcase of campaigns
- March 7: “Women in Technology” showcase of campaigns
- March 8: International Women’s Day 2014