"[Empowerment WORKS'] 7 Stages to Sustainability guides us to act and measure our results.”
-7SS Student in China, World Academy for the Future of Women
“I think that within these steps just about everything that has to be done is included. Step 7 is the culmination – a critical joint effort.” -Arthur H. Purcell, Ph.D., fmr consultant to the UN Economic Commission
“Until one sees how disorganized it is on the ground for aid workers, and trainers, and local organizations, theycannot imagine how valuable this [7SS] framework will be.”-Heather Goodwin, Post-Tsunami Aid Worker
Because necessity is the mother of invention, we invest in people living at the front lines of climate change, economic poverty and social inequality.
In the USA, EW harnesses the passion of the arts to raise global awareness and support local solutions.
Empowerment WORKS' local action strategy, "7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)" models the way nature creates - tapping into the creative force in us all:
EW's community development education programs apply this framework to value local assets.
Learn about EW's new Catalyst Action Training (CAT) for young women leaders in Nepal 2017.
See video story of the first 7SS course delivery with 90 young women leaders in China.
See how it works: 7SS Case Study on Mercy Corps, Nepal & Timor-Leste.
Like ecosystems, diverse communities thrive. Through The Global Summit, EW unites a cross-sector network of partners in 7 Stages to Sustainability.
Together - delivering the tools grass-roots communities need (access to markets, appropriate technologies and capital) to turn local assets into global health, economic and environmental solutions - we forge a more inclusive economy and a world that honors all life.
Pulse of the Movement
is Empowerment WORKS' free webcast series, illuminating local solutions; inspiring daily actions for a thriving world.