At Washington Area Women’s Foundation, we believe that every woman should be economically secure. Our goal is to build better opportunities for our region’s women and girls, so that they can become agents of change in their own families and communities. In this issue brief, published in September 2015, we focus on promising approaches to building economic security for women through workforce development.
In the issue brief, Investing in Change: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Washington Region’s Labor Force, we share the latest employment and labor force participation trends for working women in the Washington region, with a particular focus on low-income women. We identify some of the strategies of successful workforce development programs that support these women, and conclude with concrete steps that funders, policymakers, advocates, employers, and individuals can take to provide women with the effective education and job training programs they need to build economic security and change the trajectory of their lives. Read the entire issue brief, here.