The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region Team: Jen Peeters, Julie Keller, and Amanda Louden.
March is a time for celebration! It’s a time when we honor and recognize the many achievements of women during Women’s History Month. And today, on International Women’s Day (March 8), we collectively celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe!
Supporting, celebrating, and working towards equality for women and girls is something the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region does every day. International Women’s Day helps serve that purpose by bringing conversations about women’s achievements and gender inequality to the forefront and by inviting people of all backgrounds, ages and genders to consider what they can do to make the world a more equal place for everyone.
We know there is still a lot of work to be done. The good news is that there are some easy things you can do to help:
- Celebrate women’s achievements.
- Raise awareness about women’s equality.
- Advocate for accelerated gender parity.
- Support a woman-owned business.
- Support female-focused charities. (Do you know that while women make up 50.8% of the population, only 1.9% of all charitable contributions go to nonprofits dedicated to supporting women and girls?)
- Call out discrimination and stereotyping when you see it.
- Strike the IWD 2022 pose (arms crossed) and share your #BreakTheBias image on social media using #IWD202 #BreakTheBias to encourage others to help create an inclusive world.
- Acknowledge the awesome women in your life!
We hope you will join us in celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day by making a positive difference for women because when women and girls thrive, the entire community benefits.
The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation and a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Women’s Fund invests in the needs of women and girls through grants, advocacy and education. Since 1994, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to innovative programs that improve women’s and girls’ physical and mental health, ensure their economic security, promote their safety and enhance their lives. For more information, click here.