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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Monique’s story

@WomensFundBham

$19,364

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

@womensfund_sema

Maria's Story

@dallaswomensfdn

Furaha’s Story

@Women_Win

47%

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

@womensfunding

45828

girls know where to get money to start a business

@Women_Win

460000

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.

@ChiFdn4Women

GED

@TheWomensFndtn

Helping 133 mothers battle addiction

@WFHawaii

29867

women provided with education, job training, & employment

#PWP

Community colleges matter for low-income women

@TheWomensFndtn

After 30 years, she finds college success

@womensfundms

58%

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.

@WomensFundCO

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.

@VicWomensTrust

690000

people "like" medically accurate sex education

And are more economically secure because of it.

@womensfundms

Three

building blocks for change

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

#PWP

Young + Old = Affordable Urban-Grown Food

@nywomensfdn

Mapping workforce change

@womensfoundca

Carleen's Story

Zero interest loans build female entrepreneurs

@womensfundfl

Economic security = a car + a degree

@womensfund_sema

Economic security =gender equity in agriculture

#IowaWomensFdn

2160 Memphis women

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

@WFGM_ORG

Ana’s Story

@TheWomensFndtn

Emergency fund helps women stay in college

@womensfundms

Protecting Malawi’s Girls from Early Marriage

@RiseUp_Together

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

@womensfund_sema

“Scars show... what made you strong.”

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

@WNYWomensFndn

Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act

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

@WomensFndnMN

Goodwill adopts gender lens

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

@TheWomensFndtn

Shadura’s Story

@princetonareacf

Zip code 38126

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

@WFGM_ORG

250

more diverse women leaders in Western Massachusetts

@WomensFundWMass

A bus pass out of homeless-ness

@WFHawaii

Advocating for working mothers

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

@WNYWomensFndn