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Economic Security Archives - Women's Funding Network

Where Preparation Meets Opportunity: Getting the 100K Grant

One declined proposal, a chance meeting at a summit, a few long discussions, et voila:

“Congratulations! The board of the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund a grant of $100,000 to support the Empowering Women Through Education program.”

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This Is How We Close the Gender Wage Gap

On Latina Equal Pay Day, November 1, 2016, Cynthia Nimmo, President and CEO, Women’s Funding Network, and Elizabeth Barajas-Román, CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts—two Latina leaders of the women’s philanthropy community—reflect on what is needed to close the gender way gap—for all women. 

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Advancing Women’s Economic Security

Cynthia Nimmo describes the ways women's foundations are moving women out of poverty, the overall impact of the network, and why sharing our stories makes all the difference.

Cynthia Nimmo describes the ways women’s foundations are moving women out of poverty, the overall impact of the network, and why sharing our stories makes all the difference.

Cynthia Nimmo, President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network, introduces an Economic Security Digital Storytelling Platform that highlights economic security data and grantmaking strategies, as well as powerful stories of the women, programs, and organizations that are driving and creating positive change for women.

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Vermont Women’s Fund builds strong partnerships with private and public sectors

Change the Story

Change the Story

In Vermont, 43% of women who work full-time do not make enough to cover basic living expenses, such as food, housing, transportation, and healthcare.

To radically change the story for these women, Vermont Women’s Fund decided they needed to scale their efforts. To do this: they needed partners.

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New Report: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

Advancing women and girls’ economic security is more than a women’s issue—it is also a catalyst for family and community change.

Formed in 2011, the Partnership for Women’s Prosperity (PWP) is a national partnership of six leading women’s foundations and the Women’s Funding Network working together to unleash the economic power of all women — community by community. PWP supports the efforts of economically vulnerable women to gain financial and economic security through education, job training, and employment opportunities. Read More

Prosperity Together Launches $100 Million Commitment to Women’s Economic Security

On November 13, at the White House Council on Women and Girls “Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color” summit, Prosperity Together—a coalition of 28 women’s foundations—announced a commitment of $100 million toward advancing women’s economic security. Cynthia Nimmo, CEO of Women’s Funding Network, was there.

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New Reports: Most States Fall Short on Work and Family Policies and Women’s Political Leadership

Two new reports released today in the Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), find that most states fall far short on work and family policies and women’s political leadership.

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Women More Likely to Live in Poverty in Every U.S. State, Despite Gains in Higher Education

Women have higher rates of poverty and much lower rates of business ownership than men in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, despite having made significant progress over the last 25 years in attaining a college education. Read More