Our Mission

We mobilize students to provide access to education for girls without it.

our action

We partner with best-in-class local nonprofits and secondary schools to provide quality secondary educations to girls. Our partners are eager to implement innovative, sustainable, and localized solutions to increase girls’ access to secondary school.

In doing so, we cultivate a new generation of global citizens by providing students at home with hands-on opportunities in organizational leadership, fundraising, and project management.

our philosophy

One educated girl affects one community. One community effects a world of change.

There is a local opportunity to have a global impact.

What We Do

Circle of Women believes one educated girl affects one community, and one community effects a world of change. Anyone can be this agent of change.

We are a new kind of non-profit, run entirely by full-time students. The organization was founded in 2006 by three young Harvard women when they realized the world under-invests in girls. Since then, true to the mission of making education more accessible for women across the globe, Circle of Women has  built sustainable secondary schools in six different countries.

To date, Circle of Women  has completed 10 traditional infrastructure projects in 6 countries: Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Peru. We have 12 active chapters in high schools, universities, and cities across the country. In creating these chapters, Circle cultivates a new generation of global citizens by providing chapter members with hands-on experience in organizational management, fundraising, and project management.


Not only do we empower girls abroad, but we teach students at home professional skills and give them the platform they need to change the world. With Circle of Women, we create a cycle — a circle — of students empowering students.”
— Caroline Jones, Former Executive Director