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UNLEASH THE POWER OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

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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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Find out why men support the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida! Be A Man!!

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You did it! Meet the Women You Helped Support

You did it! Meet the Women You Helped Support

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!

Join us in Welcoming Lori Bassano Monserrat to Our Board

Join us in Welcoming Lori Bassano Monserrat to Our Board

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.

Why the World Doesn’t Need Your Charity

Why the World Doesn’t Need Your Charity

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.

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:

Board Members

Gail Williams

Gail Williams

Director,Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Lisa Simington

Lisa Simington

Director, Nominating Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair