Around the world, women hold the key to overcoming poverty and making change happen for themselves. The potential of women to transform their lives is unlimited – if they are given the opportunity to shine. This is what drives The Circle forward and powers their passion for a more just and equal world. The Circle's mission is to inspire and connect women to harness their skills, creativity and influence, thereby becoming catalysts of change in order to transform the challenges and injustices faced by the most disempowered women and girls in the world. The values that underlie The Circle's beliefs and guide what they do and how they do it are: Empowerment: They believe that empowered women and girls can make a positive difference not only to their own lives, but also those of the wider community. Passion: They express their passion for the rights of women and girls through their communications and activities. Innovation: They work in innovative ways to create and generate effective action. Respect and Equality: They respect the right to hold and express different viewpoints, embracing the belief that everyone has a valid contribution to make.