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.

Census 2020: Let’s Ensure a Complete Count!

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States every ten years, but its goal is much more than just a head count.

Takeaways from the White House Summit on Working Families

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend the White House Summit on Working Families.  The White House hosted the Summit along with the Department of

The Year in Review: Top Legislation Impacting Women in 2013

It seems that women have been the center of many policy debates this year, both nationally and locally. We’ve been keeping an eye on

Sharon Williams Luncheon Remarks

On October 23, Sharon Williams spoke at The Women’s Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Luncheon. The following are her remarks. After speaking, Sharon received a Visionary

No Joke: The Impact of the Sequester is Devastating Vulnerable Families

Seems like the word “sequester” has become part of our everyday vernacular here in the DC metro region, so much so that not a

Equal Pay Day: Gender Wage Gap is a Chasm for Women of Color

As we approached Equal Pay Day (April 9th), a number of bloggers and organizations were asked to write about what they’d do with an

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

Service Innovations Summit: Global Lessons on the Role of Nonprofits & Volunteerism

Across the globe, there’s growing recognition of the value of nonprofits and volunteers joining with corporations and governments to solve social issues.  Last month,

Weathering the Recession (Mostly) on their Own: How the Poor Get By

Tamara*, a long-time nurses’ assistant, hurt herself at work and was told she would be let go if she could not do her job.

SOTU Reflections: Giving All Women & Girls a "Fair Shot"

I, like many in the region, sat down to watch the President’s State of the Union speech last night.  It’s an annual event that