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Grant Partner Spotlight: Planned Parenthood Peer Education Program: National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy May 2
“Mom, I’m pregnant.” It’s amazing how these words can produce such a variety of emotions. For many women who have completed high school and/or college, found stable employment, maintain healthy relationships, and are surrounded by a strong network of support, these are exciting words; the indication of a new chapter in life and many exciting…Continue Reading +
We’re Talking to America Ferrera!
Looking at America Ferrera’s filmography it’s undeniable that she’s a great fit for The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. She is a young, vibrant, strong woman who brings a new voice that empowers women and girls to the screen. We first met America on the Disney Channel in the made for TV movie Gotta…Continue Reading +
Bringing a Local Lens to Global Issues: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is Proud to Welcome Connie Schultz for Keyholder
I wanted to vote for Connie Schultz after she finished Sherrod Brown’s acceptance speech after winning a contested race to be re-elected to the US Senate in 2012. Schultz stepped in when Brown lost his voice. Articulate and powerful, rather than reading simply what was written, she could have been delivering her own acceptance speech….Continue Reading +
Equal Pay Day
Equal pay for equal work is not a new concept. I recently found an old t-shirt of my mom’s from a Laurie Anderson concert emblazoned with a statistic in graffiti print that said women make 63 cents to every dollar that a man makes. “You could cross it out and write ‘77’,” she said after…Continue Reading +
Grant Partner Spotlight: TECH Corps Ohio: TECHie Camp
On a hot, summer day, most kids are thinking about taking a dive into a cool pool while some desire to plunge into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Believe it or not, 3rd graders can create projects that range from designing and writing code for various games, interactive arts and animations to building and…Continue Reading +
Grant Partner Spotlight: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland: Power Up!
Today marks the 101st birthday of Girl Scouts in the USA! In honor of this anniversary, we highlight our grant partnership between the local Girl Scouts council, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, and The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. For at least a decade, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council (GSOH) has offered programming aimed…Continue Reading +
International Women’s Day
Around the globe we are celebrating the 100th International Women’s Day. In the past 100 years, women have fought hard to gain economic, social, and political opportunities, and this important work is still being done today. You see, we are in the midst of a global movement. A movement that focuses on a woman’s ability to…Continue Reading +
Violence Against Women Act
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio exists to transform the lives of women and girls, by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together. We strive to create a climate of empowerment in a community where many voices can contribute to the shaping of wills and attitudes. Today, we use our voice…Continue Reading +
One Billion Rising
Strike, dance, and rise against violence against women. The 13th and 14th of February are booked full of events that aim to educate people about violence against women. We believe in the power of the collective of women to make change. This Valentine’s Day, we have an opportunity to show the world the power…Continue Reading +
Remembering Frances Beal
In the spirit of Black History Month, it is a good time to reflect on how black women have managed to achieve so much in the face of so many obstacles. Black women have truly been a powerful force in history that has managed to shape our culture and society. From the mid-1960s to the…Continue Reading +
Behind the Super Bowl…
This year over 100 million people will tune in to watch the Super Bowl, while tens of thousands flock to New Orleans to see the big game. With such a major event, though, comes an even bigger problem that must be seen. Each year, the Super Bowl brings an increase in prostitution and sex trafficking….Continue Reading +
Do You Hold the Key?
You know her. You’ve laughed, cried, hoped, and daydreamed with her. She’s the funny friend, close confidant, and relatable love. Simply put, she’s America’s sweetheart. And on May 9th we will begin to know her as so much more. That’s right. Keyholder 2013: we’re talking to Meg Ryan! Joined by Sheryl WuDunn, award winning co-author…Continue Reading +
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