This guest blog post was written by Goodwill of Greater Washington, a Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner. The Foundation invests in Goodwill’s job training and support services programs. On October 23rd, Foundation supporters will have another opportunity to support Goodwill by participating in a clothing drive. Bring business clothes and accessories to the 2013 Leadership Luncheon, and help the women and men who participate in Goodwill’s job training programs.
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Today’s Portrait Project 2010 fact is one of the most mind-blowing statistics you’ll find in the report: the average annual cost of full-time center-based infant care is 52 percent of the median annual income for a single mother with children in the District.
As journalists, my mom and I are often considered powerful women.
But we know that true power comes from much more than a job or a public voice. It stems from collective action and dedication to postive change–in ourselves, our families, our community and the world.
Last week’s Leadership Luncheon was as powerful as ever, but also a bit peculiar, in a good way.
Perhaps it was because it provided our community a much needed break from the pessimistic news we’ve been pummeled by, and offered a moment – or a few hours – to reflect on the possibility of hope.
I am so excited that Dr. Johnnetta Cole is going to be speaking at this year’s Leadership Luncheon. I admire her and the work she is doing tremendously.
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole: I’m thrilled to join you at the Leadership Luncheon to celebrate 10 years of investing in women and girls!Thursday, September 18th, 2008
In my work on gender issues, I am acutely aware of the disproportionate impact that poverty has on women—–and when women are mothers, on their daughters and sons.
After taking a few weeks off this summer, I’ve returned to The Women’s Foundation re-energized and excited about the coming months.
On Wednesday, the day our challenge grant closed more than $25K over our goal, I couldn’t help but notice the serendipity when I saw this headline across my reader: "Women step up in philanthropy."
Don’t they ever.