Monthly Archives: March 2010

Act-On Software Review and Analysis

In our search for a email marketing and marketing automation software system, we learned a lot from the Act-On Software review at We also looked at the other marketing software systems including Eloqua (which was to much for our needs), HubSpot (which has a lot of interesting social marekting tools), Marketo and Pardot. It was a lot to examine, but I think we made the best marketing software decision for our email and marketing automation software needs.

What change do you want to see for the state of California in the next 10 years, and what do we need to get there?

In January, the Women’s Foundation of California hosted Connecting California 2010, a conference to discuss California’s most entrenched problems. Grant partners, donors, scholars, and staff came together to address two pressing questions: What do we want for the state of California? How will we get there? The answers were varied and visionary. Here are a [...]

What do we mean by reproductive justice?

By Shailushi Ritchie, Development and Communications Officer for the Women’s Foundation of California. Last week, I went to a Board of Directors meeting for ACCESS, a small grassroots organization that focuses on reproductive justice.  I’ve been on the board for almost 10 years and have seen it go through many changes—new staff and programs, policy [...]

Toxic Toes

By guest blogger Rebecca Bauen, associate director at Somos Mayfair. Before our weekly staff meeting at Somos Mayfair begins, I look around the room at my mostly female colleagues.  With more than 300 days of sunshine per year in San Jose, I’m not surprised to see that the sandals are out and all the toes [...]

Don’t Become a Feminist

By Surina Khan, Vice President of Programs for the Women’s Foundation of California. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 46. It was the beginning of 1982 and I was in my first year of high school at an all-girls boarding school in Connecticut. My mother was prone to the dramatic. That [...]

Demystifying Money!

By Sande Smith, Director of Communications for the Women’s Foundation of California. I remember going to college and getting credit card offers. How exciting! Anything I wanted could be mine. This was especially significant because I grew up in a working class family. After 20 years working as a nurse, my mother received disability checks, [...]

Welcome to the new blog of the Women’s Foundation of California

We’re thrilled to provide a new online space for the voices of California’s women and girls. This will be a space for stories, photos, challenges, experiences and varied perspectives. We especially welcome blog posts illustrating the work of the Foundation’s  grant partners, supporters and allies. Check out our guidelines here .


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