Women going Beyond is an NGO founded by Alexis Alcalá (Founder of InnerCamp). WGB’s goal is to give young women in rural areas of South East Asia self and professional development skills in order to increase women empowerment and for these women to have successful lives.
Alexis stumbled upon his inspiration to create WGB while working as a life coach in Asia. The more time that he spent there, the more that he found the ever increasing gender equality gap that was prevalent in this part of the world. Seeing the reality of this situation firsthand encouraged him to brainstorm ways that he could help bring about a change to this problem.
As he began to develop WGB, he decided to chose Cambodia as the organization’s first target country because of the striking prevalence of this gender gap in rural Cambodian areas.
With a gender inequality ranking of #93 in the world, according to the World Economic Forum, Cambodia is not a place that allows women to grow as individuals and create better lives for themselves.
Young women are not encouraged to attend school and instead often become victims of human trafficking and prostitution because of their limited options.
Alexis realized that women in South East Asia do not have many of the same opportunities for good careers, which could help break this cycle of injustice towards women in this country.
So, he has made it his mission to plant seeds of change in South East Asia—not only in the minds of the women there, but also in the minds of the men and parents who do not allow these women to flourish as people.
WGB’s goal is to give these women the tools and resources to do that, to understand that they should and will have the opportunities that they lack. That they can escape the cycle of violence and injustice that surrounds them and find a better life through the development of their own skills and talents.
Meet the Team
"All women should have the power to embrace who they are, define their future and change the world."
Miriam is an Educator and performer. She has studied acting and holds a Master Degree in English Studies, and she is a pre-doctoral student in Sociolinguistics. Specifically, she applies the English language learning intersection with gender. Moreover, she puts into use multimodal tools such as theatre, comics, and music in a way to empower students to develop critical English language literacy.
She has been working as an English teacher for the past eight years, in several countries such as Switzerland, Israel, Italy, Brasil, Thailand and now in Spain. Miriam truly believes that education based on sustainability is one of the most powerful mean to change a person’s life, and on a macro scale, to change countries and the world.
Alexis is the founder of InnerCamp, a community to help its users rediscover and harness the wellness within them. He is also a life coach who teaches people how to tap into their flow of positive energy through what he deems the InnerCamp approach.
Alexis’ work revolves around the guidance of people through their life struggles so naturally, he wanted to look for another way to do this. He found his answer with starting Women Going Beyond. With this organization, he hopes to continue his legacy of giving back but on a grander scale. He wants to bring empowerment and opportunites to the women of South East Asia.
After several experiences with promoting women empowerment, Eva decided to join Women Going Beyond.
She believes that our future depends on the new generation and that education plays a key role in sustainable development.
Because of her strong background in political science and international communication, she contributes to the development of communication and fundraising campaign.