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.

#AskHer: Advancing Gender and Racial Equity in the Workplace

Women make change happen! Yet, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women—especially women of color—are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Our Team

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, The Women’s Foundation is proud to recognize and honor the incredible women who make up our

12 Inspirational Reads for Black History Month

Black History Month is a special time in February dedicated to honoring the rich history, culture, and influences of Black Americans throughout our nation’s

#AskHer Series: Celebrating 25 Years of The Women’s Foundation

Since its inception, Washington Area Women’s Foundation has invested in and strengthened the capacity of local organizations to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic

#AskHer Series: The Power of Black Women Entrepreneurs

During this discussion, Elizabeth Gay (Founder of Ìpàdé) and Ramunda Young (Co-Founder of MahoganyBooks) discussed their journey as an entrepreneur, the opportunities they’re creating

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15th) serves as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who

#AskHer Series: The Gift of Black Giving

DID YOU KNOW: Women and girls make up 51% of the world’s population, yet women’s and girls’ organizations receive less than 2% of all
Isabella "Astro" Getahun, 2021 Rock Star Awardee

Rock Star Spotlight: 5-Minute Mentor

Each year, Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Rock Star Fund awards several young women of color with up to $2,000 to invest in themselves, and

How a Local Non-Profit Is Helping Women and Children Find Hope

The experience of homelessness and gender-based violence bears heavily on individuals, especially women of color. The effects on children are even heavier. At Washington