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.

Maryland, Virginia Score Big in Early Education

“Exciting news about Maryland: not only did the state take the top spot in Education Week’s Quality Counts 2013 report, Maryland got especially high

Five Policies That Impacted Women & Their Families in 2012

At The Women’s Foundation, we pay close attention to policies that affect women and their families throughout the year. Here are five that we’ve

Closing Achievement Gap for Students Begins Before Kindergarten

A growing number of states, including Virginia, are opting out of mandates set by the No Child Left Behind law and in the process

U.S. Lags in Rankings of Best Places to be a Mother

Where would you rank the United States on a list of the best places in the world to be a mother?  Would you be

2012 Early Learning Summit

Last week, the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative at Washington Area Women’s Foundation held the inaugural Early Learning Summit to bring together educators,

New Year's Resolutions for Women and Girls

This month, we invited our Grantee Partners to share some of their New Year’s resolutions with us.  Their passion and commitment to transforming the

Washington Area Women’s Foundation Weekly

In this week’s roundup of news affecting women and girls in our community: We wonder what Dr. King might say about the high rate

A Back-to-School Checklist for the Girls in our Community

With many kids in our area headed back to school today, we thought it would be a good time to re-visit some educational statistics

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

In today’s rundown: A look at education and neighborhoods in Montgomery County. | The impact of a new Early Childhood Center in Alexandria. |

Higher Learning: "Making It," Satisfaction & Happiness in the Lives of Mothers

One of the great things about working at an organization like The Women’s Foundation is the opportunity to consistently grow and develop as a