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In the Washington metropolitan region, nearly half a million women and girls are living in or near poverty. We all have a stake in building the economic security of our region’s women and girls. The Women’s Foundation works to mobilize our community and provide solutions to eliminate the persistent barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from achieving economic security.

Celebrating Pride Month with The Women’s Foundation

The Women’s Foundation commemorates the LGBTQIA+ community’s contributions and ongoing fight for equality.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) honors and commemorates the Asian American communities that contribute to the diverse culture and history of

AskHer Series: Advancing Pay Equity in Early Care and Education Systems

Early childhood educators and faculty play a critical role in the formative years of our children’s development—helping shape their cognitive, emotional, and social skillset.

Early Care & Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC) FY 2023 Grant Recipients Announced

The Women’s Foundation is excited to announce its FY 2023 grant recipients for the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC)! Since 2008, Washington Area Women’s

A 13-year-old ‘Rock Star’ with a Vision…

This month, one of our 2021 Rock Star Fund awardees Aras Tobin, 13, launched a vision board party and combined this with an opportunity

#AskHer Series: Early Care Education is a Justice Issue

This edition of our #AskHer webinar featured Dr. Lea J.E. Austin, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at

#AskHer/ #AskThem Save The Date

#AskHer / #AskThem is an interview series featuring women and gender non-conforming leaders, and The Women’s Foundation’s partners, community members and supporters who work

DC Ranks Top for Women’s Employment and Earnings, but Black and Latina Women Are Left Behind

By Halie Mariano and Elyse Shaw This Blog was originally published on IWPR Since the start of COVID-19, women have been hit hard by

Child Care Recovery Letter to the Administration

We joined 200 organizations across the country to sign and send a letter to the administration on building a comprehensive and equitable child care

#AskThem Series: The Power of Youth of Color

– Sponsored by Boeing – On March 16th we celebrated the power of youth of color in our community! During the #AskThem​ panel we