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We have never been represented by a woman in the U.S. Congress. Spacer_For_Did_You_Know

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Almost 1/2 of our female-headed families with children under five live in poverty.

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Only 14 percent of women ages 25-34 years have earned a bachelor’s degree. Spacer_For_Did_You_Know

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Most victims of human trafficking are women or girls. Spacer_For_Did_You_Know

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Guest Blog Post : Why Combating Human Trafficking Matters to Me

Guest Blog Post : Why Combating Human Trafficking Matters to Me

As my graduation looms and the real, post-undergraduate world creeps up, I can’t help but be so thankful that I will be spending my first few months of adulthood working with the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida and the SWFL Human Trafficking Task Force to combat human trafficking.

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Women

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Women

You should invest in women because they don't get enough funding, while companies with women in high leadership roles experience stronger profits and growth

Building Movements

Building Movements

Southwest Florida community members and leaders are on a mission to empower local women and girls by supporting human trafficking prevention, fostering female entrepreneurship and working towards gender parity. We’ve dedicated our work in 2016 to building movements and taking action. Here’s how we’re working towards our objectives...

7 Hashtags That Inspired Feminist Debates

7 Hashtags That Inspired Feminist Debates

Throughout the last decade Twitter has become critical in leading social activism driving change in the world in remarkable ways. Twitter introduced and popularized the use of # hashtags. As activist started using hashtags to group their messages, they soon became known as “hashtivists”.

Naples United Church of Christ Awards Grant to Benefit Women and Girls in Southwest Florida

Naples United Church of Christ Awards Grant to Benefit Women and Girls in Southwest Florida

Naples United Church of Christ has partnered with the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida to Elevate Her SWFL with a $5,000 grant award. The grant is matched by individual donors and corporate underwriters. A $10,000 grant to Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and a $10,000 grant to the PACE Center of Lee and Collier County were awarded at a January 27, 2015 event to launch the Women’s Foundation Initiative Elevate Her SWFL, formerly known SparkSWFL.

It’s International Women’s Day. Here’s How We’re Pledging for Parity #IWD2016

It’s International Women’s Day. Here’s How We’re Pledging for Parity #IWD2016

Women around the world are main contributors to to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. We have made countless strides in the past years towards achieving equality. However, it is predicted that:
Global gender party will not be achieved until 2095
The gender gap will not close until the year 2133.

D+ to A for Florida Women

D+ to A for Florida Women

n 2015, Florida received a D+ on a Status of Women survey by The Women’s Policy Research Center, the survey analyzed economics, safety, health, and leadership of local women. Learn more about it ...

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