/ 03.31.22 /

Announcing the W4W Inaugural Invest in Women Awards

Working for Women is excited to announce the first-ever Invest in Women Awards. The goal of the Invest in Women Fund is to foster growth of the nonprofits in our network who are working to help women achieve economic independence. The fund is made possible by the individual contributions of our members.

2022 Award Amount: $20k per partner = $120k total awarded

About the Awarded Projects:

  1. Bottomless Closet – Build a replicable financial workshop
    Empower women who are marginalized with skills to manage their limited budgets, effectively lower their debts, build wealth, and knowledge to pass on to their children
  2. Chica Project – Rebranding school-based curriculum to expand programming reach
    Expand programming reach to young Latinas and women of color to prepare them for college and/or pursue / explore their passions in a career of their choosing
  3. New Women New Yorkers – Build a replicable model for interview & orientation sessions
    Create partnerships with businesses to provide immigrant women with job opportunities and establish culturally sensitive work environments where they can thrive
  4. Unshattered – Enhance employees’ skills
    Train women in recovery from addiction to lead key marketing roles to grow the social enterprise and transform the lives of more women like themselves
  5. Women Employed – Initial project funding
    Establish a virtual women’s entrepreneurship hub for low-income women and Black and Latina women to gain access to resources, community, and networks that promote building wealth and result in closing the gap in race and gender inequity
  6. Women’s Way – Initial project funding
    Initiate research that examines policy, data, and speaks directly to women who are economically insecure to identify the key drivers and solutions for the gender wealth gap, and pioneers a gender wealth index

Through the above projects we will grow our nonprofit partner’s capacity, expand their programming, broaden their reach, share learnings, and build an ecosystem to create impact for women who want to enter or stay in the workforce.

Help grow the fund – join our community!