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- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards Over $100,000 in Grants to DC-Area Survivor-Focused Organizations
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards Over $130,000 in Grants to DC-Area Care Workers
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards $100,000 in First Round of Stand Together Fund Grants
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New 2019-2020 Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) Cohort
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Members
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Named One Of Washingtonian Magazine’s 50 Great Places To Work
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Honors Naomi Wadler & Raises Over $877,000 at Annual Leadership Luncheon
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New 2018 Board Members
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Hosts First Ever GirlsLEAD Summit
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Raises Over $860,000 at Annual Leadership Luncheon
Our Vice President Martine Sadarangani Gordon joined iHeartRadio for a Women's History Month spotlight on The Women's Foundation. She discussed the mission, vision and impact of the organization and its partners.
Yahoo!: Here's why 'Black women are so unprotected'
Yahoo! explores the history of Black women being unprotected after rapper Megan Thee Stallion was shot, then ridiculed.
Washington Business Journal: The Time Is Now
The region’s business leaders, including President and CEO Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, reflect on the racial inequity that led to George Floyd’s death — and talk about what it would take to come together and make real change
Washington Business Journal: Viewpoint: With privilege should come some perspective
President and CEO Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat writes an op-ed discussing low-wage earners and COVID-19.
WPI: Leveraging WPI research: A conversation with leaders of two women’s foundations
President & CEO Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat spoke with Women's Philanthropy Institute about their latest report, which offers new insight on how women’s foundations and funds create change for women and girls and the broader community.
DCist: 13 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week
DCist includes us on their event roundup list in December: Just in time for the charitable holiday season, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation will host a timely conversation about women’s philanthropy.
Pres. McGuire Honored by Women’s Foundation
More than 1,000 people gathered for the Washington Area Women’s Foundation annual luncheon as Trinity President Pat McGuire received the Foundation’s Visionary Award for opening doors for thousands of women and girls in the Washington region, as president of Trinity Washington University for more than 30 years, and as an advocate on numerous boards of nonprofit and educational organizations and foundations. Many Trinity students, alumnae, faculty, staff and trustees attended the celebratory event on October 15, 2019. Prince Geoge’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Dr. Tammy Mann, president and CEO of The Campagna Center, were also honored with this distinguished award.
The Washington Informer: Young Activist Shines at Annual Luncheon for D.C. Women’s Group
The Washington Informer attended the 20th Anniversary Luncheon, and spoke with honoree Naomi Wadler about activism, voting, and the importance of The Women's Foundation.
The AFRO: Naomi Wadler Uses Her Platform and Shaved Head to Remind People to Vote
The AFRO attended The Women's Foundation's 20th Anniversary Luncheon, and took a moment to speak with honoree and youth activist, Naomi Wadler about the importance of the Foundation and why voting matters.
ESSENCE: Naomi Wadler Wants You To Vote
ESSENCE attend the 2018 Leadership Luncheon and interviewed keynote speaker and youth activist, 12-year-old Naomi Wadler regarding her thoughts on voting and how youth of color can be more involved.
iHeartRadio: Washington Area Women's Foundation 20th Anniversary
Look back at the 20-year history of this local group, whose mission is to help women go from poverty to economic security. Their Communications Manager Mercy Chikowore tells iHeart’s Bernie Lucas about future plans and gives details about the upcoming Leadership Luncheon.
The Chronicle Of Philanthropy: 10 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to Close the Pay Gap for Women
The Chronicle Of Philanthropy interviews Washington Area Women's Foundation President and CEO Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat on her thoughts on closing the pay gap for women in the nonprofit sector.
Philanthropy Women: New Initiatives Launch for Women and Girls of Color in DC and Beyond
Philanthropy Women covers Washington Area Women's Foundation's Young Women's Initiative Launch and discusses the organization's goals with the Initiative in DC
ESSENCE.com: How One Organization In Washington Is Ensuring The Bright Future Of African-American Women
ESSENCE.com attended the 2016 Leadership Luncheon and detailed the afternoon of inspiration the Women's Foundation's commitment to women and girls of color.
The Huffington Post: A Public Commitment To Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color
Washington Area Women's Foundation President & CEO, Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, made a public commitment to advancing equity for women and girls of color during the 2016 Leadership Luncheon. Read her remarks on The Huffington Post!
WUSA9: Women's Leadership Luncheon
WUSA9 gave a recap on the 2016 Leadership Luncheon, which raised funds to support low income and underserved women and girls.
WUSA9: Uplifting DC's women: Washington's Area Women Foundation
Great Day Washington did a special spotlight on our grantee partner Goodwill of Greater Washington's superstar Juanita King. Our Board Member Karen Wawrzaszek, Managing Director, Rockefeller and Company was on hand to talk about the 2016 Leadership Luncheon and of course the Luncheon's emcee WUSA9 anchor Lesli Foster!
Inside Philanthropy: Inside the Growing Funder Push to Accelerate Social Change for Young Women of Color
Inside Philanthropy speaks with Washington Area Women's Foundation, New York Women's Foundation and Women’s Foundation of Minnesota about the Young Women's Initiative.
The Huffington Post: It’s Time To Stand Up For Women And Girls Of Color
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President & CEO of the Washington Area Women's Foundation and Tamara A. Smith, CEO of the YWCA National Capital Area wrote a joint article on the importance of young women and girls of color in the Washington region and beyond.
Inside Philanthropy: Obama Summit Delivers Good News on Gender, and Women's Funds Step Up Again
Inside Philanthropy reports the announcement from Prosperity Together during the United State of Women Summit. Washington Area Women's Foundation joined 7 fellow women's foundations on stage to announce the Young Women’s Initiative, which will fund efforts to improve the lives of young women across the U.S., with a particular focus on young women of color.
Bowser Seeks Ways to Improve Early Childhood Education in D.C.
The AFRO attended the “Mayor’s Convening on Early Childhood” that took place at the Shannon Place Center in Ward 8. Washington Area Women's Foundation's Lauren Stillwell Patterson participated in table discussions and received a mention in the article after participating in a lively discussion about early childcare in the region.
Inside Philanthropy: How This Women's Foundation Plans to Amp Things Up
Inside Philanthropy speaks with The Women's Foundation's President & CEO about the challenges facing women and girls in the Washington Region and the Foundation's bold strategic plan to improve their lives.
Washington Informer: Business Model for Early Care System Shaky
The Washington Informer newspaper examines a report by Grantee Partners DC Appleseed and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and talks with Senior Program Officer, Lauren Stillwell Patterson, about ways to stabilize the early child care system.
Washington Business Journal: Women here are making more than their counterparts in the U.S. Some women, that is.
Washington Business Journal explores our workforce development issue brief and the nuanced picture of female employment in the Washington region.
WAMU: Women Make Up Two-Thirds Of Low Wage Workers In D.C. Region
WAMU speaks with The Women's Foundation's President & CEO about the barriers facing low-income women in the Washington region's labor force.
The AFRO: New Report Details Status of Women in the D.C. Region’s Workforce
The AFRO takes an in depth look at the issue brief "Investing in Change: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Washington Region’s Labor Force" and the Foundation's partnerships to improve workforce development efforts in the region.