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- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Hosts First Ever GirlsLEAD Summit
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Raises Over $860,000 at Annual Leadership Luncheon
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Receives 2017 Leadership In Equity and Diversity Award
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Names New Board Chair and Officers
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Launches Young Women’s Initiative (YWI)
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New 2017 Board Members
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Members & New Investments
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Raises More Than $875,000 at Annual Leadership Luncheon
- WUSA9 Anchor Lesli Foster To Emcee Washington Area Women’s Foundation Leadership Luncheon
- Washington Area Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Member
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.
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.