Monthly Archives: May 2010

Honoring California’s Inspiring Women

On Friday, May 7, 2010, the Women’s Foundation of California’s 2010 Momentum Awards provided an opportunity to come together and celebrate the work of inspiring women who devote themselves to improving the lives of California and its communities. More than 300 women and men gathered in Beverly Hills at the Montage Marquessa Ballroom, an elegant [...]

Real Family Values: Honoring Mothers Year Round

By Shailushi Ritchie, Development and Communications Officer at the Women’s Foundation of California Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. Cards were given, flowers were delivered, and cries of “Happy Mama Day!” peppered the day—making it impossible for me to forget that Sunday May 9th was the day that mothers are supposed to be recognized, [...]

Women’s Funds Share Economic Solutions at White House

By Surina Khan, Vice President of Programs for the Women’s Foundation of California We arrived at the White House in two cabs on an unseasonably cold and rainy spring afternoon earlier this week on Tuesday, May 18. Our goal? To share our findings on ways to improve the lives of low-income women. “Is this the [...]

Visiting Mothers in Prison at Central California Women’s Facility

By Anuja Mendiratta RGHR Fund Program Advisor The Women’s Foundation of California As part of my work with the Race,  Gender and Human Rights Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California, I co-organized a visit to the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. Last week’s visit provided a rare glimpse into the lives of [...]

News Round-Up: The Great Recession’s Impact on Women and Families

It’s been an active week for news about how the Great Recession has affected women and their families. The Joint Economic Committee released a report on how the Great Recession has affected working mothers and their families. The Ms. Foundation breaks it down for us. The Women’s Economic Security Campaign released a new report with recommendations [...]

How Women and Children Have Been Affected by the Great Recession

The Great Recession has often been referred to as a “Mancession.” But recent findings by the California Budget Project reveal that women have been hit disproportionately hard by the economic downturn. Some of the most startling findings: Between 2006 and 2009, the number of married-couple families relying on the mother as sole breadwinner almost doubled, [...]

Make a Mother’s Day Gift that Lasts for Generations to Come

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, the most important gift we could give the nation’s approximately 3.5 million impoverished single mothers is the support they need to move themselves and their families out of poverty. Our nation’s perilous economy has taken a toll on many lives. But the impact has been especially harsh for [...]

Eveline Shen Honored by Women’s eNews

Congratulations to Eveline Shen, executive director of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, a Women’s Foundation of California grant partner. Chosen as one of Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, Eveline will be honored on Thursday, May 6. Under Eveline’s savvy leadership, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) is linking climate change and toxic [...]


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