What is Working for Women?
Working for Women helps business members Give Back Better by creating purposeful partnerships with nonprofits working to help women achieve financial independence. Through the W4W model, businesses give back better by providing financial and skill-based contributions to expand the capacity of their nonprofit partners. These partnerships result in scalability and efficiency that multiplies impact through the aggregation of business resources while engaging employees through strategic and meaningful skill-based volunteering.
We assist companies interested in supporting women in business and who may be asking: Which nonprofit should I donate to? What are the best charities for women and where should I donate to have the greatest impact? How can I involve my employees in the community and find meaningful volunteer opportunities?
Working for Women is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Our goal is to get more women to economic independence.
See our Theory of Change
The economic gap is still too wide for many women in our country. Consider these facts:
- One in eight women and nearly one in five children live in poverty, with over half living in women-led families.
- More than one in three female-headed families with children are poor (versus 17.3 percent of male-headed households).
- Poverty rates are higher for women who are Black (38.8 percent) or Latina (40.8 percent).
We have seen the power of what can happen when we bring valuable business resources (skills and dollars) to nonprofits. But how can a business owner ensure that those resources will make an impact while running their business?
By investing inWorking for Women, you can help businesses and their employees apply their resources thoughtfully while helping nonprofits expand through programming and capacity building. Doing this allows for a greater impact on our society because when you invest in a woman, you invest in her community as well as in the next generation of the workforce.
What does W4W do?
Working for Women’s (W4W) purpose is to elevate women who are economically marginalized to financial independence by transforming the way businesses support nonprofits working for women. W4W builds purposeful partnerships between businesses committed to affecting social change for women with nonprofits focused on supporting women who are economically marginalized in the workforce. Through the W4W model, businesses give back better by providing financial and skill-based contributions to expand the capacity of their nonprofit partners. W4W is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
It’s a win-win-win. Women gain economic independence. Nonprofits expand their capacity to serve more women. Businesses attract and retain loyal employees and customers which results in better business performance.
Who are the women served by W4W initiatives?
W4W partners with nonprofits that reach U.S. women who are economically marginalized. This includes women disproportionately impacted by the gender wealth and empowerment gaps, whether related to factors such as family or health circumstances, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, gender identity, or a combination.
What are the benefits for nonprofits?
Leaders of nonprofits gain a long-term partner committed to supporting their growth goals. This is done through access to new funding sources and connections to volunteers with the knowledge and skills they need.
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What are the benefits for businesses?
Businesses can multiply their impact by pooling their resources with other businesses to create lasting impact while attracting and retaining employees and customers.
What are the expected outcomes from W4W activities?
Our expected outcomes are in these two areas.
Elevate women in the workforce
- Nonprofits expand their reach and impact. Our nonprofit partners will have the additional resources – money, people, skills, infrastructure, partners – to reach more women.
- Women who are economically marginalized are elevated and empowered. The women that our partners serve are reaching their personal and professional goals.
Enable businesses to be a force for social good
Companies attract new employees and improve retention of existing ones, resulting in better business performance.