Our mission

She Matters is a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower refugee and migrant women to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities.

Our vision

We envision a world where all refugee and migrant women and girls:

  • are empowered to fully participate in economic life across all sectors;
  • have equal access to education and political participation;
  • are free from violence;
  • have the support and services they need to thrive in daily life;
  • inform and drive their own solutions and development.

Why She Matters

Women and girls make up about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population worldwide, according to UNHCR.

All refugees and migrants are vulnerable and deserve to be safe. However, women are twice as vulnerable to violence and exploitation simply because of their gender. On their journey to safety, they experience physical abuse, harassment, sexual and financial exploitation from smugglers, police and other refugees – even on European soil. Many have had to navigate an unfamiliar and often unnerving new environment after becoming the unexpected head of household.

Despite these experiences, these courageous and resilient women go on to contribute to their host countries in important ways, bringing new energy, innovation and cultural diversity. As migrants, they fill gaps in employment, lifting economies and keeping them vibrant and productive. As refugees, they provide for their families, securing education for their children, health care for their family members, and finding new ways to earn or increase their income.

If given adequate support, the new roles that women take on can represent an opportunity for transformative change towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Latest news

180º of Impact interviews Christina Moreno

‘I’m gonna take a leap and I’m gonna develop my wings on the way down.’ – Christina Moreno, our founder & CEO. In her interview to 180º of Impact, Christina shared her story, insights, and aspirations. What’s more, she conveyed our message to female newcomers. We see you, we provide flexible support throughout your employment


She Matters & Salesforce guide newcomer ladies to career excellence

Salesforce is built on risk-taking, exploring bold ideas, and trust. Marc Benioff launched the company when he was able to say, ‘I learned to trust myself.’ Today, Salesforce is the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. But its impact goes far beyond tech. It is committed to giving back and a reciprocal relationship at


She Matters hosts Meet & Greet for female newcomers in Amsterdam

We recently hosted a Meet & Greet for female newcomers in Amsterdam! Our aim was to announce our launch here. But the more good news the better! We also introduced our special programme with Codam. Most importantly, it marked progress in recruiting female newcomers to STEM. Thank You to all our guests and the Circl team!

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