The Network City Program is the first national cross-sector network to bring individuals and organizations together to accelerate progress for women and girls in the long-term. We launched the first chapter in San Francisco in 2016 and will launch in Denver this spring, with plans to continue to expand quickly to meet the demand for women who want to engage in sustained action in their communities.
Here's how the Network City Program works:
Evaluate Gender Equality in Each City
In each city, a Local Advisory Council comprised of local leaders and engaged individuals will develop a Women's Well-Being Index, which is a baseline report that evaluates the status of women and girls across a number of key issue areas, and gives the city a score in each area.
Design Collective Impact Projects
Each Local Advisory Council will use the Women's Well-Being Index for their city to determine which key issue areas to address first, and design collective impact projects that they will pursue to help improve the city's most pressing issues.
Make a Collective Impact to Accelerate Progress
The Local Advisory Council will invite a set of individuals and organizations to engage in in the collective impact project they have chosen, by contributing their time, skills or financial support, depending on what the project needs.