Women’s Economic Security

Investing in economic security is the most reported priority for Women’s Funding Network members around the world.

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Economic security =gender equity in agriculture


Protecting Malawi’s Girls from Early Marriage



of people in Central Ohio associate women with family and men with career

This is a limiting gender norm. The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is determined to change it.


Shadura’s Story


Ana’s Story


Community colleges matter for low-income women


Carleen's Story

Zero interest loans build female entrepreneurs


Furaha’s Story


After 30 years, she finds college success


Monique’s story


Domestic abuse impacts economic security

Victorian Women's Benevolent Trust & Good Shepherd research reveals the long-term impact domestic & family violence has on a survivor's long-term economic security.



people "like" medically accurate sex education

And are more economically secure because of it.




Maria's Story



more diverse women leaders in Western Massachusetts



of Women’s Funding Network members invest in women’s economic security



girls know where to get money to start a business


2160 Memphis women

From 2012 to 2015, 2160 women in Memphis received job training and job placement assistance.


Helping 133 mothers battle addiction



women provided with education, job training, & employment


Emergency fund helps women stay in college


The results: 100% + 22 + 32K + 76%


A bus pass out of homeless-ness


Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act

Prioritizing women’s economic security as key to the overall economic security of the state.


Zip code 38126

Where 62% of adults + 76% of children live in poverty.


Goodwill adopts gender lens

And sees remarkable results in programing and in their own workforce.



This is the median income for a single mom in New Bedford, Massachusetts.


Economic security = a car + a degree


Young + Old = Affordable Urban-Grown Food


Mapping workforce change



Chicago workers now have paid sick leave

Thanks to the “Earned Sick Time Chicago Coalition,” a partnership of community, faith, women’s advocacy, and labor organizations.


“Scars show... what made you strong.”

A girl’s self-esteem plummets at age 12. Quality out-of-school programming can help.


Advocating for working mothers

Without subsidies, child care can cost minimum-wage workers in Erie County 75% of wages.



building blocks for change

1. Education and workforce development
2. Financial literacy
3. Benefits and wrap-around services