Tag Archives: economic security

News Round-up for Report on How Budget Cuts Affect Women and Families

The report, Falling Behind: The Impact of the Great Recession and the Budget Crisis on California’s Women and Their Families, which we released with the California Budget Project has been covered in a variety of media throughout the state. Here’s a select round-up of media. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the findings in various venues throughout the [...]

Pulling Families Back from the Edge

When will we realize that supporting women’s ability to work and excel is a key factor in lifting our state’s economy? Since 2007, child care and support for single mothers and low-income families have taken devastating blows as California struggles to balance its budget. Cutting childcare forces many women to choose between taking care of [...]

Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant In high school I traveled to Guatemala with Where There Be Dragons, a study abroad program . For six weeks we lived in a small village in the mountains where we were each assigned a homestay and a tutor. One day, my tutor told me that her ex-husband used to physically and emotionally abuse [...]

Join Warren Buffett’s Call to Stop Fueling the Wealth Gap

by Judy Patrick, CEO & President, Women’s Foundation of California I recently wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in which I called upon us to challenge the notion, rooted so deep in this fiercely individual culture, that we are not each others’ keepers.  I asked you to believe, and act as if, we have [...]

Investing in Women’s Leadership in the Central Valley

This week, the Women’s Foundation of California will be leading a funders’ tour in California’s Central Valley: Sowing Change 2010. For two days, we will be meeting with dynamic women leaders in their communities, and learning about both the challenges and opportunities faced by residents of the Central Valley. Since 2001, we’ve invested more than [...]

Child Care: A Key Building Block for Women’s Economic Security

“You can’t expect a family with young children to get on their feet and get jobs without child care.” – Patty Siegel, executive director, California Child Care Resource & Referral Network Join the Women’s Economic Security Campaign* (WESC) for their next webinar, which will share the findings of their most recent report: Child Care Matters: [...]

Now YOU Can Balance California’s Budget!

Have you ever watched California’s drawn-out budget process and thought to yourself, “I bet I could balance the budget?” Next 10, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and empowering Californians to improve the state’s future, presents the California Budget Challenge. This easy-to-use interactive tool will walk you through the choices legislators face when balancing our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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