SAWA Consulting

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SAWA Consulting

Beirut, LebanonLebanon
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We explore the depths of human potential through customized consultation, support and training.

SAWA recognizes the uniqueness of all individuals and their potential to succeed in all of life’s challenges. We focus on supporting women in the workplace as individual and team contributors and leaders

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if women really COULD have it all - a rewarding and satisfying career & family life.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Gender stereotypes, gender bias, outmoded institutional and legislative practices for a globalized economy, work-family balance (conflict/tension)

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Work-family balance consultations for leadership and staff addressing the roots of gender equity imbalance and work-family conflict (organizational, legislative policies) that prevent individuals from reaching their potential in the workplace.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Training, mentoring and consultation services that empower and provide individual and organizational solutions for advancement in view of gender bias and stereotypes. For example, organizational leaders request a consultation for their staff on work-family balance where the consultant provides a tiered/staged approach to determining needs through observations and interviews and providing solutions through customized training and individual coaching and mentorship.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The work to date has been awareness raising in terms of sharing media and knowledge through social media avenues as well as outreach through several mentoring initiatives to individual females at various stages of life/career pursuits.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The for profit proposed nature of this project should eventually provide the project with necessary sustainability. The founder has provided initial investment into the formation of the organization through initial website development, social media presence and entity formation, however additional funding will be necessary to move the organization out of start up mode.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

WE Initiative ABAAD UNDP UN Women ILO The proposed solution differs from these approaches in its unique position as a for profit consulting practice aimed at providing practical and customized solutions.

Founding Story

The personal and professional realization that workplace gender equity and work-family balance were not just subject for research or someone else's story but my own as well. Once I truly grasped how interwoven these topics are into my own life, I couldn't sleep thinking about all the work there is to do!