Five Year Strategy
In June 2021, Wellbeing of Women launched a new Five-Year Strategy, with a clear and bold strategic purpose to improve the health and wellbeing of women, babies and girls.
The appointment of a new chair, Professor Dame Lesley Regan, and Royal Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, along with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, have given the charity a timely opportunity to review and set its direction of travel for the next five years.
Led by women’s voices, the new strategy has three key pillars of focus: research, education and advocacy. These are underpinned by guiding principles to ensure that we remain fully inclusive and make the most impact where it is needed most.
With this new strategy, Wellbeing of Women is striving towards safeguarding the future of women’s health, by collaborating with similar like-minded partners and organisations.
Purpose: Why we exist
- The women’s health charity saving and changing the lives of women, girls and babies.
Vision: What is the ambition and impact we want to have
- Women's lives are not limited by their gynaecological and reproductive health.
Mission: How we will achieve that ambition
- Led by women's voices, we improve health and wellbeing through research, education and advocacy
Guiding principle: What will guide us
- Representation is inclusive and diverse
- Areas for impact informed by women
Strategic Pillars: Where we will play
- Enabling research excellence
- Encouraging research across multiple disciplines
- Prioritising based on impact and need
- Tackling taboos and reducing stigma
- Championing education for all
- Connecting people to evidence based, digestible information
- Influencing women’s healthcare policy, guidelines and practice
- Supporting changes in policy across wider society
- Empowering women to advocate for themselves
Collaboration and Partnerships
- Collaboration and Partnership with medical professional bodies, corporations and other charities
What’s at stake
- Only 2.1% of all UK research public funding goes into childbirth and reproductive health
- 60,000 babies are born prematurely every year
- 21,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year
- Endometriosis affects 1.5 million women
- 1 in 3 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding
- Almost a million women have quit their jobs due to the menopause
Read our Five-Year Strategy on a PDF.