Author: barndoor

Watch her GLOW
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Watch her GLOW

When a girl participates in a gender-focused leadership development program, her experience becomes a critical building block for her future. For many girls in Washington State, however, access to these programs is limited or nonexistent. To bridge this access gap for thousands of girls across our state, we have launched the Girls’ Leadership Organizations of...

Igniting Women’s Civic Leadership Across Washington
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Igniting Women’s Civic Leadership Across Washington

“I’ve never thought about running for public office before today. Now, I’m willing and excited. We need women everywhere, and I really think I can do it after being here today.” – Campus NEW Leadership Participant at Eastern Washington University For Washington State to thrive, women must have their fair share of seats at the...

New Leaders
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New Leaders

Seven times. That is how many times a woman has to be asked to run for public office before she says yes. For women in Washington State, saying “yes!” to political leadership just got a little bit easier. Women’s Funding Alliance partnered with the Center for American Women and Politics to pilot an innovative program...

On the Road for STEM
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On the Road for STEM

By the year 2018 nearly 50,000 jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will be vacant in Washington State. These are the jobs that will sustain our state socially and economically for the next generation, and they may go unfilled – unless we take action. At Women’s Funding Alliance our call to...

Donor Spotlight: A Legacy of Leadership
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Donor Spotlight: A Legacy of Leadership

For six years, Amanda DuBois has served behind the scenes at Women’s Funding Alliance. As a board member, advocate, and donor, Amanda has been a constant, unrelenting force for Washington’s women and girls. As she parts from the board of directors this summer, Amanda leaves behind her a legacy of fierce dedication, bold leadership and...

On the Path to Thriving
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On the Path to Thriving

Trina Kennedy is one of 370,000 women who navigate the poverty line in Washington State. Thanks to your commitment to women and girls, Trina has found her way to a more solid place for herself and her family. For women like Trina, balancing caregiving and breadwinning is a challenge compounded by systemic barriers. To better equip...

The Gender Wage Gap
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The Gender Wage Gap

Equal pay for equal work. From celebrities and CEOs, to educators and engineers – women at every level are calling for pay equity. At Women’s Funding Alliance, we answered this call with 100% Talent: A Gender Equity Initiative for King County. Designed in partnership with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 100% Talent aims to...

February 1, 2018March 4, 2018by
When She Thrives
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When She Thrives

“I couldn’t have afforded to pay for childcare, rent a house, and pay for school.” -Student mom in CARE program When women have an open pathway to economic opportunity, security and prosperity we all benefit. From sustaining a thriving economy to investments in the well-being of our community, the contributions of women are critical. While...

January 21, 2018March 6, 2018by