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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.

Washington Area Women's Foundation

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 the pandemic-fueled “she-cession,” which has exacerbated existing inequities and increased economic insecurity among women. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s new policy brief uses 2019 data to provide a baseline for […] Read More

Washington Area Women's Foundation

#AskHer: President’s Edition ft. Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat & Jackie Lendsey

This #AskHer webinar featured Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, outgoing President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation and our new Interim President and CEO, Jackie Lendsey. This exclusive conversation highlighted Jennifer’s extraordinary leadership of The Women’s Foundation over the last seven years, and welcomed Jackie and her vision to the team. The conversation was moderated by Director […] Read More