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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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Research Reveals Women Could Loose Best Career Opportunities in the Near Future

Research Reveals Women Could Loose Best Career Opportunities in the Near Future

A report by the World Economic Forum on "The Industry Gender Gap: Women & Work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" suggests that industry changes in the next four years are likely to amplify current gender gaps. The disruptive findings show that as new labor trends materialize, and more jobs become automated, women are more likely to be displaced out of their current positions and could be left out of some of the best career opportunities in the future.

Join us in Welcoming Jadira Hoptry to our Board!

Join us in Welcoming Jadira Hoptry to our Board!

Ever heard that saying, you become like the people you spend the most time with?
We think whoever said this is onto something!!! That's why we choose to select Board members who inspire us to continue growing, developing, and moving forward with our mission. We think Jadira Hoptry, our new Board member, supporter, and motivator does just that!

Guest Blog Post #2: A Heartfelt Thank You!

Guest Blog Post #2: A Heartfelt Thank You!

Most graduates enter the post-college world with a healthy dose of fear and excitement. There’s the excitement that has steadily been bubbling its way into our minds over the past four years. We’ve realized that the real world is full of opportunities that we will finally be able to pursue unfettered by a lingering feeling that we were, to some extent, still children wearing our mom’s high heels or our dad’s oversized business jacket. We have become increasingly aware and excited that those heels and jackets actually belong to us now. What seems even crazier is that they actually fit now.

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”.

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