“Zoe Timms is the founder of the Women’s Education Project (WEP) and has helped change the lives of hundreds of women around the world. Timms delivered the charge to the graduates at UW-Madison’s winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 20.”
“Zoe Timms ’93 founded the Women’s Education Project (WEP), which makes higher education accessible to young women living in poverty worldwide by putting in place financial, academic and social support structures. The New York-based Women’s Education Project was established in 2002, and is a 501(C)(3) foundation with four locations in South India.
Timms was honored with Dana Hall’s Distinguished Young Alumna Award in 2011.”
“In southern India, young women can now learn the skills to escape terrible poverty.
In Madurai and Hyderabad, they’re completing high school, succeeding in college and entering careers. They are learning computer skills, nutrition and health, and financial management. They are planting sustainable gardens, volunteering in the community, and interning at hospitals and businesses. And it’s all thanks to the Women’s Education Project (WEP), founded by Zoe Timms.”