Income Inequalities Intensify for Women

In the response to March 20 Dispatch article, Income Inequality: Despite thriving economy, many in Central Ohio struggle in low-wage jobs: Since 2008, I’ve been on the forefront of gender-based research as the President and CEO of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, a public foundation working to create gender equality and influence. I echo that economic inequality is a …

Game Changers: Billie Jean King & Lisa Ling

On May 4, Lisa Ling will interview Billie Jean King on the Keyholder stage at the Ohio Theatre. Two game changers in their own right, these visionary women have always thought about the bigger picture. “No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” – Billie Jean King A literal game-changer, Billie Jean is known for her tennis victory in 1973, …

Social Change Story: Girls on the Run

Our Grant Partners move the needle for positive social change and gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work our Grant Partners are doing for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Central Ohio educates girls in grades 3-8 (ages 8-14) over the course of the 10 week/20 lesson …

How are YOU changing the game?

In our most recent Impact Report, our President & CEO Nichole Dunn poses the question how are you changing the game? 

Celebrating the gender lens at #StateOfCbus 2017

“The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio commends Mayor Ginther for this continued step in the history of Columbus. For the city of Columbus to be an opportunity city, it is imperative we acknowledge the significance of gender as a powerful predictor of experience and economic security. Elevating the work of the Columbus Women’s Commission and promoting Shelly Beiting to Executive …

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 …