The Impact of the Archewell Foundation – (A Series)

Episode 97



The next few podcasts of Sussex Global UK will be covering the impact of some of Meghan and Harry’s work, by shining a light on partnership organisations and people they have helped, in a variety of ways, and the impact that it is had and aspirations of those organisations for the future. Harry and Meghan and their team have made measurable differences in the organisations that they partner with and together they have made a difference in the lives of those who use their services..  Harry and Meghan’s actions are not performative.  Every task and schedule has been carefully thought out and planned with strategies and timescales and resources required. Announcements are usually made when they are near completion. The podcasts coming up over the next couple of months or so, will shine a light on those out there working at community level and their hopes and plans for the future.

The emergency flares that keep being sent up from the plantation behind gilded gates, are for the purpose of reminding anyone who is interested that they are still alive, and they most certainly need rescuing from themselves.  Their targets have escaped and are looking forward now.  The people left behind are slow dancing in a burning room.  This channel is focussing on those who wish to make a positive difference in the world.   We are not part of a Shiny Hat Rescue party in any shape or form. Join me on Sunday to hear about the Archewell organisations, and we look forward to reading your comments afterwards and during the following weeks to come. We thank you for your continued support, and please continue with your communications to elected officials of your choice and any prominent high profile individual who would be willing to speak freely about the Human Rights breaches in our campaign as part of a collective of people/organisations contacted by this channel.  We are asking them to liaise with each other and to act as soon as it practically possible.


Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support

“Genesis Women’s Shelter is a non profit organisation based in Dallas, Texas, that provides comprehensive support and shelter services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence.  The shelter offers emergency shelter, long term housing, counselling, legal advocacy and educational programs to empower survivors and help them rebuild their lives.


To provide safety, shelter and support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.


​​​​​​Genesis’ core mission is to empower women and children by offering safety, shelter, and support.  In that same regard, we strive to create a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to be their full, authentic selves. With these guiding principles, we commit to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity and experience so we may listen, learn, work together and succeed as a team.”

They offer a range of programs and services aimed at breaking the cycle of violence and promoting healing and self-sufficiency. Their impact can be measured in terms of the number of individuals served, the success stories of survivors, and the community awareness they raise about domestic violence


The History of Genesis

“If we truly want to end domestic violence, we need to see these women for who they are – our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues. Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity or socioeconomic class. We will not stop until all women and children are safe in their own homes.

Genesis Women’s Shelter was founded with a goal to not just help women, but to completely eradicate domestic violence. We have formulated our services to address the issue holistically and give each woman the same message: there is help and there is hope.”


Girls Inc


In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthyeducated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.

Girls Inc is a national nonprofit organisation in the United States that focuses on inspiring and empowering girls and young women.  Their programs aim to equip girls with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed academically, navigate social and economic barriers, and lead fulfilling lives.  Girls Inc offers research-based programming in areas such as leadership develop, STEM education, financial literacy and health and wellness.


What we do:-



National leadership is dedicated to assuring high-impact services for a growing number of girls and expansion of our advocacy efforts. We set bold goals and a clear strategic direction in partnership with local leadership.across the country that implement their programs at the local level.  There impact can be seen in the number of girls reached, the educational and personal development outcomes achieved and the long-term effects on girls’ lives as they grow into successful women.


Impact Stories


Confidence and Self Esteem

Empowerment and Leadership

Girls in STEM   (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Much more information in the accompanying article, and even more on the Girls Inc website


We don’t think it—we know it! The Girls Inc. Experience has positive and lasting effects for the girls who participate. Find all the latest research here, attesting to the successes and strides of our programming and our girls!

from The American Institutes for Research (AIR)

“In a rigorous comparison study, we found that girls who participate in the Girls Inc. Experience demonstrated improved academic performance, school-related behaviors, physical activity, and leadership outcomes.“ – Dr. Deborah Moroney, Managing Director of the American Institutes for Research

“Girls participating in Girls Inc. were more likely to engage in activities and express beliefs that lead to physical and mental well-being, academic achievement, and the development of leadership skills… [They] had consistently higher math test scores than the comparison group of girls…[and] Girls Inc. girls reported more positive attitudes and behaviors than the comparison group…” – Dr. Allison Dymnicki & Melissa Yisak, AIR Research Team 

This study documents the ways in which girls are benefitting from Girls Inc. programming. The ultimate intent: to show what difference a high-quality Girls Inc. Experience makes in the lives of girls. From 2017 to 2019, the American Institutes for Research implemented a quasi-experimental research study with four Girls Inc. affiliates and their school districts in small, medium, and large communities that were reflective of the larger Girls Inc. network.

The results are truly compelling, documenting with strong evidence that Girls Inc. changes the trajectory of girls’ lives and sets them up for life-long success. The results validate what we have known all along: Girls are innately powerful, and they are the strong, smart, and bold leaders our future needs. When girls are given the tools and opportunities to succeed, not only do they change their own circumstances, they also change the circumstances of others around them. THEY CHANGE THE WORLD.


Compared to their peers, Girls Inc. girls are significantly more likely to…

  1. Perform better on standardized math tests
  2. Be more engaged in school
  3. Exhibit postsecondary readiness and confidence
  4. Think math is fun
  5. Believe in their ability to do challenging math
  6. Believe in their ability to do challenging reading
  7. Think science is fun
  8. Believe in their ability to do challenging science
  9. Get excited about science
  10. Are curious about science
  11. Enjoy games that teach science concepts
  12. Like to see how things are made
  13. Want to know more about science, computers, or technology
  14. Want to have a computer or science job
  15. Exercise daily
  16. Play on sports teams
  17. Leadership: Exhibit strong leadership skills and see themselves as leaders
  18. Self-Efficacy: Believe in their ability to contribute in their community
  19. Advocacy: Stand up for fairness and their own beliefs
  20. Adult Partnership: Rely on positive relationships with adults


Project Accelerate – Girls Inc of four finalists awarded $10M to further pursue their Project

The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge – hosted by Pivotal Ventures, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies – called for bold ideas that would expand women’s power and influence in the U.S. by 2030.

Girls Inc. Project Accelerate is a groundbreaking venture that partners and invests
with Equality Can’t Wait to ensure that workplace equality is achieved
not over centuries, but now.

Building on Girls Inc.’s evidence-based programming, Project Accelerate addresses inequality in the workplace, particularly the absence of women of color in positions of influence and leadership. The program will accelerate young women’s trajectories through college and career entry, leveraging partnerships with corporations and social impact organizations to ensure both their preparation and their access to positions of influence. Project Accelerate is a direct response to girls asking for support from a trusted source, Girls Inc., as they faced transitions and situations that challenged even the best prepared.

The Girls Inc. proposal was selected from 550 applications as one of ten finalists that stood out as an innovative solution that enables more women, particularly Black, Indigenous, and women of color, to be in positions to make decisions, control resources, and shape policies and perspectives in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Proposals were evaluated during a three-month process that included peer reviews, as well as a review by an expert panel of 130 leaders from sectors including philanthropy, media, entrepreneurship, finance, and academia. Girls Inc. was one of four finalists awarded $10M to pursue the proposed project.

With this funding, Girls Inc. has the opportunity to advance real, equitable change for women and gender equality across the U.S. by breaking down barriers, expanding opportunities, and changing systems.

Hear from Simone, Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey alumna.

Expected outcomes include an increased number of young women graduating college; an increased network of influence for girls from historically marginalized groups; and job placement in high-paying, positions of leadership.

Equality Can’t Wait is a visionary response to some of the most persistent and damaging issues preventing the emergence of a fair and equitable society. Girls Inc. is grateful to all involved in this unique opportunity, especially the challenge funders, for the structure, thought partnership, and support that have shaped this vision for Project Accelerate. Together, we can make a bold leap to an equitable future.

Learn more about Project Accelerate

Executive Summary Ref Sources

A Prospectus Presented to Equality Can’t Wait
  Ref Sources

Girls Inc. Project Accelerate Press Release

Links to the full Press Release are in the Reference Sources below. Extract shown below this list.

For more information on Project Accelerate contactRob Reddy– Director of Strategic Investments.
Press inquiries should be directed toElizabeth Velez– Director of Marketing & Communications.

Extract from the Press Release.



Contact: Veronica Vela

Girls Inc.’s Project Accelerate advances gender parity through a reimagining of workplace equality. The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is hosted by Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures among other donors leading the charge advancing equity.

New York, NY, July 29, 2021 – Today, Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, announces $10M in funding as one of four awardees selected by the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge to benefit its Project Accelerate program. Project Accelerate aims to expand the power and influence of women in the United States by 2030.


Archewell Impact Report 2020-22

The report provides comprehensive information on the initiatives undertaken by the foundation between 2020 and 2022, including investments in vaccine equity, global relief centers, refugee resettlement, and the care of various causes. Additionally, the report highlights the foundation’s financial accomplishments, such as raising $13 million and making grants totaling $3 million during its first full year of operations (2021 to 2022). It is worth noting that this report is the foundation’s first Impact Report, sharing statistics on its work since its inception in 2020.

We were able to provide humanitarian aid in various forms to upwards of 10,000 individuals in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most especially, in the 4 months after receiving the grant, we supported all living expenses for approximately 1,000 at-risk Afghans living in safe houses that we operated in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Jan 29, 2023


Closing Remarks

All the organisations that will feature in these podcasts, are either in partnerships with Archewell or have received Funds from Archewell.  Each one will receive an email from the channel to let them know when they will feature in a podcast, and to ascertain whether they have any objections, and if not, do they wish to respond in any way.  All on the list will receive a communication within the next month at the latest.  I am sending a portion out each day, along with Campaign emails and snail mail letters to various people and organisations around the globe.  It is taking some time but we are getting there.  The volunteers will be active over the next few months sending out correspondence and following up etc.  This is what came back from Girls Inc:-


Ivy Barrow

22 June 2023