Ignite Change: Wendy Davis

Through bold action and dedication to empowering communities, former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis has sparked opportunities to ignite women’s voices. She continues to mobilize advocates for women’s issues and other marginalized groups through her non-profit, Deeds Not Words. On February 16th, she will be sharing her voice and joining The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio for an advocacy day …

2016 Techie Camp: Girl Power

Last week was Computer Science Education (CSEd) Week, and thousands of students across the country engaged in various coding activities. TECH CORPS, in partnership with the Teaching & Learning Collaborative, launched the #CutOut4CS project with a set of lessons designed specifically for 3rd and 4th grade teachers.  Using a cookie design scenario and Scratch, the #CutOut4CS lessons uniquely fused mathematics …

This is what a philanthropist looks like: Dina Tantra

Board Member Dina Tantra shares why she invests in The Women’s Fund, sharing why social change matters and what it means to be a philanthropist. Q: How did you first get involved in The Women’s Fund? A: My first experience with The Women’s Fund was as a grant reader. If you haven’t done so in the past, sign up for …

We will march on together

We are moving forward. But, what does moving forward look like? It means staying the course. Recognizing that holding the line of what progress has been accomplished is now equally as important as making continued progress. What was once hidden, assumed, or thought of as ambiguous about the values of this country are now clearly reflected and confirm that we …

Building a Dream

I recently read a story about a young girl whose mother would read her the story of Cinderella. Not knowing how to read the little girl didn’t know that her mother was making up the story as they went along. Where they come to the part about Cinderella losing her shoe, the mother would say that Cinderella saw this as …

Girls with Great Futures

What do you want to be when you grow up?  It is a simple question that so many of our young people in Columbus are asked on a daily basis. But, depending on your gender and what neighborhood you live in you get a wide variety of answers. For many of the young girls at Boys & Girls Clubs of …

Listening to Change: my Gender By Us™ experience

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio understands conversation as a powerful tool to mobilize advocates for gender equality. To generate dialogue surrounding the impacts of implicit biases and gender norms, The Women’s Fund developed a conversation toolkit- Gender By Us™. In October, Grant Partners of The Women’s Fund convened to review research regarding implicit biases in central Ohio (commissioned by …

Peer Education: confronting harmful gender biases with teens

Imagine you are a teen woman who has recently joined a Peer Education Program. You have started learning how to provide important information regarding sexual health and sexuality to your peers. Conversations with other teens in the program have focused heavily on the pressures of conforming to specific gender norms. For example, you notice the existing bias that males are …

Conversation Reflections: TIME for more women in politics

I was so thankful to be asked to participate in a discussion with Time Magazine about women in politics with the particular focus on a woman running for President.  It was such an honor to be surrounded by so many strong, intelligent and powerful women from diverse cultural, educational and career backgrounds. The first question posed by the interviewer centered …

Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film

Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film is a summer film series at the Wexner Center for the Arts that highlights cinematic contributions by women across genres and eras while celebrating the idea of “fierce” in all forms—from trailblazing filmmakers behind the camera to truly kick-ass characters on screen. The Women’s Fund knows it’s crucial to represent the voices …