Women’s Way is a nonprofit organization empowering organizations and individuals to take action to support equal opportunity for women, girls, and gender equality for all in the greater Philadelphia region.
Chica Project serves young Latinas and other Women of Color who have been systematically disconnected from economic opportunity, resulting in limited access to education, financial stability, social capital, political power, and sufficient human services. Chica Project addresses this opportunity divide by providing young, urban Latinas who are growing up in communities disconnected from economic opportunity and influence with access to intergenerational mentorship, professional employment experience, and leadership development.
Unshattered is a nonprofit social enterprise ending the relapse cycle for women recovering from addiction. They provide job skills training and employment while partnering with recovery homes across the country to provide the next step for women who are overcoming addiction, trafficking, abuse, and incarceration. Its unique combination of community, employment, and personal development have been very successful – to date, they have experienced ZERO relapses for their employees.
Looking forward, they would like to expand their operations to quadruple the number of women they serve. This requires moving into a larger space to accommodate their growing operations. Unshattered is currently seeking to fund a new position: Brand and Experience Manager. Hiring for this position will contribute to sustaining current employment levels as well as achieving its growth goals. It will also free up the Executive Director’s time to develop strategic relationships. Additionally, they are looking for an accountant and bookkeeper to ensure they build a healthy, robust, and scalable financial foundation.
New Women New Yorkers (NWNY), founded in 2014, provides immigrant women with training, resources, and support to help them secure their first paying, fulfilling job in the NYC workforce or to pursue higher education. New Women New Yorkers also offers a safe, transformative space where immigrant women can build community, experience and demonstrate leadership, and share their stories. To date, a total of 170 immigrant women have participated in NWNY workforce development programs.
Looking to the future, NWNY wants to expand their outreach reach to immigrant women and provide more opportunities for them to interact professionally through partnerships with industry. W4W wants to help NWNY build a direct system of referrals for graduates to jobs, internships, training programs, and other professional development opportunities; and, increase outreach to marginalized immigrant women.
Bottomless Closet, established in 1999, serves disadvantaged New York City women in preparing for job interviews and supporting their entry or reentry into the workforce. The women come from diverse backgrounds and experiences including women who are on public assistance, formerly incarcerated, single mothers, survivors of domestic violence, and women living in shelters. The services offered include the selection of high quality interview attire, 1:1 resume review/ preparation and interview coaching as well as a broad workshop curriculum that promotes professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. Since its beginnings, Bottomless Closet has had over 35,000 client interactions. This year, Bottomless Closet hopes to serve 2,400 women. Their clients say Bottomless Closet is the key factor to their success.
Looking to the future, Bottomless Closet has a diverse mix of goals to grow its donor, partner and client base, as well as expand its service offerings. W4W wants to help Bottomless Closet procure sustainable sources of in-kind products such as hygiene kits as well as funding for programmatic additions to staff and space for future growth.
Women Employed’s mission is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity in the Chicago region. Women Employed has been working for over 45 years to ensure all women are treated fairly in the workplace, are respected for the work they do, and can attain the skills they need for the jobs they want.