The Status of Women in Washington: How Far Have We Come Towards Achieving Equity?

When: 
Tue, October 6, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am PDT
Where: 
Seattle + Webinar/Conference Call
Location: 
Philanthropy Northwest Office, 2101 Fourth Avenue Suite 650 Seattle WA 98121
Members:
Free
Non-members:
$75.00

A recent study commissioned by Women's Funding Alliance (WA) and conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (DC) found that women in Washington State are more likely than women in the nation as a whole to have a bachelor's degree, be registered voters and turn out to vote, and earn more in full-time, year-round careers. These findings from the report - The Status of Women in Washington: Forging Pathways to Leadership and Economic Opportunity - show that we've generally come a long way toward achieving greater equity over the past several decades. However, the report also documents that women still "face persistent inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential". Significant differences in earning power, educational attainment, and occupational representation exist not only between women and men, but among women based on their racial and ethnic identity. 

Please join Women's Funding Alliance Executive Director Liz Vivian as she shares key findings from The Status of Women in Washington report. Philanthropy Northwest members will learn more about the major data points that reveal the status of women throughout Washington and beyond in the northwest region. Liz will lead funders through a conversation that explores the importance of using data to drive and inform our work. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore what it means to apply a gender lens in philanthropy and why it matters. 

Program Details:

  • This program is part of Philanthropy Northwest's First Tuesday program series: a monthly conversation series for members, by members.
  • The program will be hosted in person at Philanthropy Northwest and broadcast live via WebEx. WebEx information provided upon registration.
  • Please contact Kristen Holway at kholway@philanthropynw.org with questions regarding this event.
  • REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You must login first to register (if you create a new login, please allow a few hours for your username to be approved).
  • ELIGIBILITY: this program is appropriate for Philanthropy Northwest members and non-member funders only. 

About Liz Vivian, Executive Director, Women's Funding Alliance 

Liz Vivian brings almost twenty years of community leadership experience in the private, nonprofit and public sectors to her role as executive director of the Women’s Funding Alliance, which advances leadership and economic opportunity for women and girls in Washington State. Previously Liz served as senior manager of Global Corporate Citizenship for The Boeing Company, executive director of Seattle Youth Involvement Network, national field director for Rock the Vote and transformational leadership consultant to community organizations including NPower Northwest, PONCHO, Aradia Women’s Health Center, Seattle Young People’s Project, and Washington Women’s Foundation. Liz is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and in 2003, was honored as one of the region’s “40 Under Forty” by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Redlands and a Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Trinity College London. She was born in New York City and raised in Seattle where she currently lives with her husband and daughter.

 

 

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and families and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. - See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/about#sthash.HCbL5xs9.dpuf
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and families and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. - See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/about#sthash.HCbL5xs9.dpuf