Idea Lab

Solutions to expand women's
power and influence in the U.S.

The $40 Million Equality Can’t Wait Challenge – the first competition centered on gender equality in the U.S. with an award of this magnitude – was created to identify the most compelling ideas to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030. The Idea Lab features top projects, as determined by peers and experts, that emerged from more than 550 submissions.


Additional special collections:

Smiling woman in a wheel chair. RISING STARS

New efforts, bright futures

Organizations less than 5 years old, with fewer than 25 employees and annual budgets under $5M
3 generations of women smiling READY TO SCALE

Big ideas, poised for growth

Organizations 5+ years old that have a novel approach that has been successfully piloted and is ready to implement on a larger scale
Woman and child, happy. SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Small teams, big plans

Organizations 5+ years old, with fewer than 25 employees and annual budgets under $5M

Contact Us if you are interested in funding these outstanding teams.

The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge was hosted by Pivotal Ventures, with additional support from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, and managed by Lever for Change. Presentation of the Equality Can’t Wait Idea Lab projects advanced by these teams is not a solicitation on behalf of any such projects and is made for informational purposes only, and does not reflect endorsement by or affiliation with Lever for Change or the hosts.

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