WSD Women

World Speech Day Women is the Women’s Empowerment pillar of World Speech Day; and falls under the curatorship and custodianship of World Speech Day South Africa 243-462 NPO.



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World Speech Day Women is one of 1000 organizations across the globe whose bold financial, policy and program commitments culminated in the announcement of an unprecedented $40 Billion in commitments at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris.

Commitment-making organizations are from every sector of society – government, civil society, youth-led organizations, private sector, international organizations, and others.

As a Commitment Maker focusing on the theme of Feminist Movements and Leadership, WSD Women’s vision and activities align with that of UN Women to help advance Gender Equality by 2030.

World Speech Day Women forms an integral component of World Speech Day. Inspired by the activities set in motion on International Women’s Day 2020, we strive to be an immanent part of global conversations and actions seeking to champion gender equality.

World Speech Day Women’s vision, like the other facets of World Speech Day, seeks to empower women with a space to share their thoughts and ideas for a better world. Primarily, we embrace this through the power of speech making or ‘using our voices as catalysts for change’. Of course, the value of the written word cannot be underestimated and is also encouraged.

Women who support and uplift one another, women who take charge of their own circumstances and destiny, women and men who can offer support, guidance, and direction should be heard!

WSD Women encourages men and women to collaborate and connect to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. From featuring engaging dialogues, podcasts, and articles that are intended to motivate and inspire women; to the sharing of tools that address gender-based violence; and men who are taking a stand on toxic masculinity – we are constantly exploring new issues to feature.

It began when…

women across the globe heeded our call to pivot as a result of COVID-19 and demonstrate what we know to be the strength of women – adaptability and flexibility. They illustrated this by utilising this platform to inspire and empower other women in a time of uncertainty, despair, and turmoil by honing in on their wisdom, experience, insights, and expertise to offer value to others in this time.

The result – the World Speech Day Women #GenerationEquality Podcast Series!

In 2021, the second Podcast Series was launched. WSD Women has partnered with the International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry Singapore for the BRIM (Sustainability in Business, Relationships In Business, Image/Branding, and Mental Attitude) Podcast Series – in anticipation of the Global Women’s Trade Summit taking place in Singapore in September 2022.  WSD Women supports the empowerment of women in business and the workforce as a pivotal part of advancing Gender Equality.

Tune In To Our Awesome Podcasts!

#GenerationEquality Podcasts
BRIM Podcasts

World Speech Day Women Aims To:


WSD Women encourages and supports new initiatives.


Our collaborations have seen various groups of women engaging in numerous virtual gatherings from chat room series, podcasts, dialogue series and skills development.


Our community of women share and inspire while nurturing their own skills.

WSD Women Tech2EndGVB Campaign 

A partnership with

Phambano Technology Development Centre

For #16DaysOfActivism2020, our World Speech Day Women #Tech2EndGBV Digital Literacy Campaign speakers joined many individuals and groups around the world raising their voices against Gender-Based Violence and by sharing the valuable digital literacy tools provided by Phambano Technology. This campaign encapsulates what World Speech Day is about – using our voices for causes and sharing ways to make this world a better place.

International Women’s Day 2021

World Speech Day Women proudly celebrated its 1st Anniversary with existing partners and other dynamic individuals and groups from across the globe to present individual speeches, engage in virtual round table discussions, panel discussions, and share video presentations of the incredible work they do.

Featuring topics on feminist leadership, entrepreneurship, mental health and wellness, social justice, and more.

Check Out Our Channel To Hear What Our Speakers Had To Share!

On International Day of the Girl 2021, World Speech Day Women, the International Federation of Commerce and Industry South Africa, and Guapalita Empowering Equality Movement ( announced their partnership to pilot the Feminist/Inclusive Leadership Program with Gug Sisters With Voices – a mentorship program that seeks to develop the skills of 16 to 18 year old youth in Gugulethu – a township in Cape Town, South Africa.

This unique program (designed with the voluntary collaboration of experts and professionals in the fields of psychology, pedagogy, leadership, finance, and communication, from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa) aims to develop the following Ten Feminine Leadership Competencies towards 2030 in our youth. 



Meaningful Communication



Technical Knowledge

Financial Acumen


Intentional Networking

Proactive Intervention

Sincere Inclusivity

Added Value Formation

The Program is intended to deliver learning through four learning modules that will drive each student in a wonderful journey of discovery, inspiration, and call for action.

World Speech Day Women seeks to bring about positive change, more specifically in previously disadvantaged communities. In addition to serving as a vehicle that empowers young people to use their voices to impact, World Speech Day Women’s vision embraces opportunities that seek to take action and make an impact for the purpose of contributing to the progress of humanity.  

The Guapalita Empowering Equality Movement strives to promote inclusive feminine leadership for all by raising awareness of the need to redesign gender norms and soft skills for transformative social change and focuses on the vital need to create products that can empower all genders, especially among the younger generation, particularly on the “being” of leadership. Through its programs, the Guapalita Empowering Equality Movement intends helping others become more empathetic, sensitive, self-aware, inclusive, emotional intelligent, and proactive; skills that by nature, are defined as “feminine”.

The International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry South Africa is the newly established chapter of the IWFCI. IWFCI is a non-profit, non-government, member based organization. It was established with the purpose of supporting women entering business and developing trade across the globe. Today, IWFCI remains first and foremost an empowering opportunity for women to meet and engage with like-minded entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in a supportive network. 

WSD Women Strives To Make This World A Better Place….

through partnerships that drive women’s empowerment through skills development, sharing valuable tools and resources, encouraging women to share their insights and experiences, and featuring existing campaigns and projects for a more far-reaching impact. We promote skills development via the World Speech Day Future Ready Skills Development Program through collaboration with our WSD counterparts in Morocco, India and South Africa; and pursuing inspiring and fruitful collaborations with organisations like the Guapalita Empowering Equality Feminist Leadership Movement.

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