Women & Girls
A recent study commissioned by Women's Funding Alliance found that women ino ur region continue to face persistent inequities. Significant differences in earning power, educational attainment and occupational representation still exist between women and men in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Women's Funding Alliance Executive Director Liz Vivian shares key findings from the report and opportunities to create and sustain equitable outcomes for women and girls.
The CivicX Café is a unique twist on the typical accelerator “Demo Night.” It is an unique opportunity for impact investment, venture philanthropy, foundation, and CSR professionals to connect with promising impact entrepreneurs and share insights and feedback around their informal pitch through structured, coffee-shop style conversations in a casual setting.
Women in Washington have made significant advances in the past several decades but face persistent inequities that often prevent them from reaching their full potential. This report, published by Women's Funding Alliance and Institute for Women's Policy Research, provides critical data and analyzes areas of progress for women in Washington, as well as places where progress has slowed or stalled. It examines key indicators of women’s status in several topical areas: employment and earnings, economic security and poverty, and political participation. The data presented on these topics can serve as a resource for advocates, community leaders, policymakers, funders and other stakeholders who are working to create public policies and programs that enable women in Washington to achieve their full potential.
Gloris Estrella, Program Associate | Nonprofits working in the developing world have been making this case for years, and it's also true for women at home: When we invest in women, we invest in entire communities. Our recent program with Women's Funding Alliance, discussing a new report on "The Status of Women in Washington," revealed opportunities to improve not just the status of women and girls in our state, but also the status of our children, families, racial and ethnic minorities, employers, colleges and governing bodies. more »
Jeff Clarke continues his series of conversations with leaders in the region and across the field with Mickey Babcock, founder of the Equipoise Fund, a private foundation that aims to energize, enrich and encourage the vision, voice and visibility of Wyoming's women and girls. more »