Fund for Women & Girls

 

     

Following a year of research into the economic status of women in Pierce County, and a published Status Report, GTCF continued its development of the Fund for Women and Girl’s Women’s Economic Initiative through two workshops in the Summer of 2017.

Nonprofits, businesses, service providers, agencies, researchers, and civic leaders came together to learn, share knowledge, explore themes, and to identify action steps the community could take to improve women’s economic outcomes.

The Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative is aimed at improving economic opportunities for Pierce County female heads of household living on the brink of financial security.

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On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, more than 100 leaders from nonprofit, business, academic, civic, and service organizations gathered at Hotel Murano to learn from real-life stories and field experts sharing data about the need for better economic opportunities and equity for women.

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On Wednesday, August 16, more than 100 leaders from nonprofit, business, academic, civic, and service organizations gathered at UW-T Philip Hall to brainstorm action steps that could improve economic opportunities for women on the brink of self-sufficiency.

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Using input from the two workshops, GTCF is developing a funding plan to improve economic opportunities for Pierce County female heads of household navigating the gap between government assistance and self-sufficiency, to be announced at the end of 2017.

Read a blog post from the Vision Sponsor for the Women’s Economic Opportunity Workshops, Key Bank, “Never Stop Looking for Answers”