The Millie Impact

Millie believes in raising each other up and engaging mindfully with the world. 

For us, it’s not enough to enrich the lives of the women in our direct circle or close to home, we want to connect, learn, and grow with women from all corners of the globe, making a difference together. 

Access to education

Millie sponsors and collaborates with women-led initiatives and social enterprises that work for the empowerment of women. Since our launch, Millie has directly contributed more than $22,000 to organizations that provide access to education and sustainable employment for women and girls.

This includes our Sitti x Millie Higher Education Gift Box, with proceeds going towards three university-level scholarships for a four-year degree program. Millie also created a scholarship program with Turquoise Mountain that supports artisans in its training center in Amman, Jordan. To date, we have funded the training of three artisans.

Sustainable Travel

When we travel, we are focused on authenticity, sustainability, and enlisting the expertise of local service providers, vendors, and guides who graciously introduce us to their culture and their home.

Our travel encourages women to live their adventure, broaden their perspective, and connect with the world. We call it mindful travel – it’s travel that nurtures global consciousness and fosters compassion, acceptance, and love.

A percentage of trip costs goes towards programs, organizations, and social enterprises that help women empower themselves through education and economic independence. We incorporate visits to these lifechanging organizations into our itinerary, visiting Sitti Soap/Hopes for Women in Education at the Jerash refugee camp, Turquoise Mountain, and more.

We are excited to be bringing travel back for 2022.

Expanding Perspective 

Since our launch in 2018, we have met, collaborated, and engaged with hundreds of women across the globe. From Florence Akara, the Managing Director at Femme International, an NGO fighting period poverty and menstruation stigma; to Lina Khalifeh, the Founder of SheFighter, the first self-defense studio for women in the Middle East; to Jenn Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, an Indigenous-owned, cruelty-free cosmetics company; to Brenda Trenowden CBE, a Partner in PwCUK and Global co-chair of the 30% Club; to Storytellers contributors like Kelsey Adams, an arts and culture journalist who collaborated with us to teach how anti-Blackness in Canada still exists; to educators and artisans from the Jerash refugee camp in Jordan; to you, a member of the Millie Community

Working with Turquoise Mountain

Heba Othman

Reintroducing The Pin Project, a global initiative that provides employment opportunities to artisans & Syrian refugees worldwide. Contribute to something meaningful while purchasing something you love this World Refugee Day.

Working with Sitti

Saifah Abu Shanin 

Inspired by the resilience and dedication of the women in the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan, the Sitti x Millie higher education initiative began as a way to contribute to a higher education scholarship for women in the refugee community in Jordan. The Gift Box aims to raise awareness of the importance of education for women and girls. Our goal is to raise enough funds to award three university-level scholarships (4-year degree program), in partnership with Sitti’s beneficiary organization, Hopes for Women in Education.