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GC4W Holiday Toy Drive

Toy Drive
GC4W Holiday Toy Drive

GC4W Holiday Toy Drive

GC4W Foundation partnered with several leading organization, including Safeway Foods Company, Burlington Coat Factory, Makovsky Company, Levo League, NAAEP, Workingmonsin20s, The Virgin Hair Fantasy, and others – to conduct a holiday toys & books drive for Women in Need Inc. (WIN) and the Oakland Children’s Hospital. Over 1,000 toys and books were donated and presented to Women in Need Inc. and the Oakland Children’s Hospital. To learn more about the GC4W Holiday Toy Drive locations, please send an email to info@gc4women.org.

GC4W Campus Affiliate Program

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GC4W Campus Affiliate Program Photo credit: Gallery Hip

GC4W Campus Affiliate Program
Photo credit: Gallery Hip

The GC4W Campus Affiliates Program is a vital arm of the GC4W Foundation – as it aligns with the spirit of the non-profit’s fundamental underpinnings to support and advocate for the youth population. Please send an email to Campus@gc4women.org to learn more.

About Us




The Global Connections for Women Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in all women and girls – and their right to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities. The Global Connections for Women Foundation is the recipient of the 2015 Best of Manhattan Charity Organization (New York, USA).

Inspired by the real-life examples and our ongoing global commitment, women and girls in underserved communities around the world will be encouraged to find their voice, and equipped with the resources they need to feel connected, educated and empowered.


GC4W was created in response to the 3rd Goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as documented by the United Nations and in reaction to the collective outcry of women and girls in underserved communities around the world. The 3rd goal of the MDGs aims to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women, which is at the core of all that GC4W strives to do and aims to become.

In doing so, GC4W’s mission is to create a path to success for women and girls in underserved communities around the world who seek it, regardless of their background, nationality or societal status.


Our Global Commitment:

The Global Connections for Women foundation (GC4W) is committed to connecting, educating and empowering 100 thousand women and youth around the world by the end of 2015, which is strategically aligned to support the Post-2015 UN Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Visit the GC4W Programs and Initiatives page to learn more about how we are upholding this global commitment.

Meet the Founder: Lilian Ajayi-Ore, International Speaker and the Global Ambassador of Hope.


Lilian Ajayi-Ore an award-winning Humanitarian and an International Women Advocate. She is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Global Connections for Women Foundation. Lilian is a resident of Manhattan New York, with origins in Africa. Lilian is currently a University Professor of Global Marketing and Public Relations at New York University -SPS. Lilian is a Global Contributor for The Huffington Post. She is a Harvard graduate and a MBA Candidate in Finance & Marketing from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Lilian is a Member of the Harvard Club and sits on the several Boards including NAAEP, a Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment program that trains and empowers farmers through a mechanized farming program. She was awarded the Ambassador of Goodwill of the State of Arkansas and the rest of the World – by the Governor Mike Bebe.

She is the Executive Producer and Host of the television broadcast series “Path to Passion,” where young women entrepreneurs are profiled and interviewed. The show aims to inspire + empower other women to follow and live out their passions. Lilian Ajayi-Ore debuts her 1st editorial feature on Diplomatic Courier: A Global Affairs Magazine and she joins as a regular contributor for the international magazine. She has been invited to speak at several leadership panels including Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School Economic Business, and NYU-Stern Business Economic Forum. Lilian O. Ajayi was invited as a keynote speaker for the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), Trinity College Dublin University of Ireland during the “Inspiring Change: Empowering Women’s Futures in Africa” Africa Day event in Dublin, Ireland – to name a few.

Lilian Ajayi-Ore was invited to address the United Nations President of the General Assembly and other international delegates at two-day meeting on Climate Change, where she spoke of the impact of the climate change on the rural women in Africa. She was invited by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Office of Political Affairs to speak on “Sustainable Development for Youth Empowerment” at the Presidential Villa in Aso rock, Nigeria. 

Lilian Ajayi-Ore led a Workshop on the Status of Women and Girls in Africa and Rest of the World and spoke on a “UN Women” panel during the United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. 

Lilian Ajayi-Ore has interned for the Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Anthony Williams, and at the American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO), serving their constituents as a political representative in Oakland, CA and in Washington, DC. She has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to community service and is a recipient of several congressional awards.

Lilian Ajayi-Ore spent a portion of career working at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, representing the Mission of Nigeria to the UN, and served on the Social Economic Committee as the economic development policy negotiator. Lilian Ajayi-Ore is currently working on her first fictional Novel, and has led Digital Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing Campaigns and Data Intelligence Analytics efforts for numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.

With GC4W, Lilian Ajayi-Ore hopes to encourage other women to Give Back through the GC4W Champions program, and inspire women and youth in underserved communities through the GC4W connection, education and empowerment programs. Her dream is to someday create one of the largest women and girls empowerment programs in the world through the Global Connections for Women Foundation platform.

If you are interest in requesting Lilian Ajayi-Ore as a speaker for your upcoming event, please send us an email at info@gc4women.org. Visit speaking engagements for her upcoming and previous speaking events. 

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