FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders is a non-profit association based in Germany that promotes gender equality in organizations. The aim here is to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions, especially in civil society and non-profit organizations. FAIR SHARE also wants to contribute to the development of sustainable organizational and management culture models for the civil society sector.
A man working in the social impact sector is twice as likely as a woman to rise to a leadership position. FAIR SHARE, therefore, works to equip individuals and organizations in the global social impact sector with feminist tools and strategies, mobilize and advocate for feminist leadership at all levels, hold the sector accountable for equality and representation, test and showcase new forms of governance that reflect feminist values and principles, and overcome the pitfalls of power imbalance, hierarchy and "traditional governance" mechanisms.
FAIR SHARE bases its governance on certain principles. These principles are transparency and trust, shared ownership, diversity and inclusion, collective decision-making, and transformational change. FAIR SHARE shares the responsibility for implementing and developing its vision and mission with its stakeholders and they support each other to benefit from this collective impact. In line with its vision and mission, FAIR SHARE practices horizontal decision-making. It aims to create diverse and inclusive governance bodies at all levels and does not shy away from disagreement and conflict, developing and formalizing resolution mechanisms when necessary.