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.

Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat’s Luncheon Remarks

On October 23, The Women’s Foundation President and CEO, Jennifer Lockwood- Shabat, gave the following remarks at the 2014 Leadership Luncheon.

Rainmakers Giving Circle – Five Grants Awarded

This year, I have had the privilege of co-chairing the Rainmakers Giving Circle.  The Circle was organized under the auspices of The Women’s Foundation

Reflections on the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative

Editor’s Note: Fight For Children was a part of the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for four years before leaving in 2014. Skip McKoy,

Funders Work Together to Influence Local Early Childhood System

“By pooling our resources with the Collaborative and focusing on systemic change, (our) Foundation is able to have a bigger impact”-Collaborative Investor

Women’s History Month Q&A – March 10, 2014

Q: Who is the woman who’s listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first woman to become a millionaire by her

Resources – Ascend’s Gateways to Two Generations

The road to economic prosperity begins early. New partnerships and programs show potential to bring parents and early learners together. Read Ascend at the Aspen

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

VIDEO: Families are Transformed When We Stand With Women

We are so excited to announce the release of our new video from Stone Soup Films!  With your help, we are using strategic investments

Turning 15: Celebrating Our Supporters

What do you remember about turning 15? What I remember most about that incredible year was learning to drive. Getting a learner’s permit and

Celebrating All of Our Naana's on International Women's Day

I was born and raised in Ghana in a society where, traditionally, a woman’s role in the community was limited to motherhood. Only a