B.E.S.T will offer eligible applicants the opportunity to save for education, participate in financial training classes and receive individualized coaching. You will benefit from higher wages through training and education!
The Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida is a Kiva Loan Trustee offering trusted female entrepreneurs the opportunity to borrow up to $10,000 with 0% interest and 36 months to repay.
Elevate Her SWFL, an initiative of the Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida, provides a platform for professionals to develop philanthropic leadership skills and make grants to nonprofits serving women and girls in Southwest Florida.
Sex trafficking of children is the darkest, most brutal and hidden place in our community. Most of our community has been lulled by the myth that sex trafficking is something that happens in faraway places, beyond our community and our responsibility.
The Futures Fund supports efforts that help reduce violent crime in our region as well as promote opportunities for job training and placement, education and scholarships. The Futures Fund will support agencies that assist victims of violent crimes such as domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, murder, stalking, human trafficking, kidnapping, and aggravated battery, strangulation,
Find out why men support the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida! Be A Man!!
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The number of women-owned businesses in the country is growing faster than ever. This is great news! New businesses create new jobs and boost our local economy. However, women entrepreneurs face unique challenges which often result from gender bias or perception. Here are three of the common challenges women face when owning a business:
We’re thrilled to announce that with the support of the Women’s Foundation and the local team of Southwest Florida lenders we have helped fund two recent Kiva U.S. loans.
Meet the local business owners you helped support!
Lori holds a Bachelor degree in Behavioral Science from Mercy College in New York with an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designation. She is passionate about serving her community as Board member for Lighthouse of Collier and Miracles in Action. Lori, her husband, and daughter love spending time on the many beautiful beaches of Southwest Florida.
Are nonprofits helping the needy and developing long-lasting results to address issues of inequality, poverty and lack of access to education? The answer to this question is often a resounding NO.
The growth of women-owned businesses in our state is a cause to celebrate, but there are still challenges.
Having data available to members of the task force will be invaluable not only for public education but also for grant applications and program design. It will provide a new, data-driven perspective to an already anecdotally-rich discussion in Southwest Florida. Hopefully, it can also instill in other civilians the deep respect that I have developed for the people in our community doing what they can to help victims of human trafficking.
There is no doubt that volunteering is good for the spirit. However, it can also be good for your career. We talked to our Board Chair, Nancy Merolla to see how getting involved in your community can positively impact your professional life. Check out our top 3 ways in which helping others can help you!