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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 #3: Why Data Matters in the Battle Against Human Trafficking

Guest Blog Post #3: Why Data Matters in the Battle Against Human Trafficking

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.

3 Reasons Why Helping Others Can Help Your Career

3 Reasons Why Helping Others Can Help Your Career

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!

#WhatIReallyReallyWant

#WhatIReallyReallyWant

The internet is going crazy with this video created by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development designed to push for change towards the most common inequalities encountered by women and girls. We’re channeling our inner 90’s teen and dancing to our favorite Spice Girls songs to join the cause. We share the same goals of creating:

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!

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