The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts fuels progress toward gender equity by funding the most promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and by elevating the collective power of local women to take charge, and to lead with purpose.

We envision Western Massachusetts as a national leader for gender equity where people in our communities have the power to prosper economically, live safe and healthy lives, and thrive.

Grantmaking

We mobilize the collective resources of our donors to provide support for nonprofits that address the most urgent problems facing western Massachusetts’ women and girls.

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Partnerships and Community Engagement

We leverage expertise, relationships, and resources to produce the most promising solutions and inspire cross-sector collaboration.

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Leadership Development

We give women and girls the tools, mentors, and confidence to become effective civic leaders and elected officials.

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@WomensFundWMass on twitter

Latina women can't wait until 2220 to close the #WageGap. #LatinaEqualPay

The @IWPResearch really highlights the disparities in this recent report: https://iwpr.org/iwpr-issues/race-ethnicity-gender-and-economy/latinas-projected-to-reach-equal-pay-in-2220/

Now is the time to support women. Now is the time to make real change for families. #genderequity #workingwomen

Read more: https://businesswest.com/blog/why-the-economic-turmoil-of-2020-disproportionately-affects-women/

Whether you are a decision-maker & need to understand how to use the results from data exploration, or are a data person & need to identify new skills and data sets to inform your work, this conference is for you. @CTOpenData 11/9-10
Conference details at https://www.ctdata.org/conference

Nancy Folbre, University of Masschusetts Amherst, and Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana, will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the care sector in the Global South and North.
Check out this free event today at 4:00 PM!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nancy-folbre-and-dzodzi-tsikata-covid-19-implications-for-the-care-sector-tickets-119842739861

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October 21, 2020 in Community Investments

Power Women Hour featuring Tiana Rae Burnett

 Connect with Studio 235 Facebook: @Studio235.MA | Instagram: @studio235_ Connect with Tiana Rae Burnett Find more information at linktr.ee/trizzae Facebook: @TianaRaeBurnett | Instagram: @trizzae Power Women Hour is made possible…
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October 7, 2020 in Community Investments

Timely Topics with Donna, October 2020

Join Donna Haghighat as she chats with Sarah Eisele-Dyrli from the Connecticut Data Collaborative and Dr. Nayla Bahri, coach, researcher, consultant, and educator, to discuss their upcoming workshops dedicated to…
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