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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After 30 years, she finds college success



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.



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





more diverse women leaders in Western Massachusetts


“Scars show... what made you strong.”

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


Carleen's Story

Zero interest loans build female entrepreneurs


Zip code 38126

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


Helping 133 mothers battle addiction


Monique’s story


Furaha’s Story


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


Economic security = a car + a degree


Protecting Malawi’s Girls from Early Marriage


Goodwill adopts gender lens

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



building blocks for change

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



people "like" medically accurate sex education

And are more economically secure because of it.


Emergency fund helps women stay in college


Shadura’s Story


A bus pass out of homeless-ness



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.



women provided with education, job training, & employment


Economic security =gender equity in agriculture


Maria's Story


2160 Memphis women

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


Mapping workforce change



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


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.


Young + Old = Affordable Urban-Grown Food


Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act

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


Advocating for working mothers

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



girls know where to get money to start a business


Ana’s Story


Community colleges matter for low-income women