Tag Archives: women’s economic security

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 [...]

Aging Justice Team Scores Victory for Elders

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant We are thrilled that Governor Brown just signed SB 897 into law. The Women’s Policy Institute’s Aging Justice Team advocated tirelessly for this critical bill, sponsored by Mark Leno. The bill will require nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly to give notice of any possible foreclosures to residents [...]

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 [...]

What does it take for low-income women to achieve economic security?

This Spotlight Webcast, featuring members of the Women’s Economic Security Campaign (WESC), explores the question. Surina Khan, from the Women’s Foundation of California, joins Shante K. Avant, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Shauné Zunzanyika, Women’s Funding Network, in discussing strategies that are proving to be effective in helping low-income women move out of [...]

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 [...]

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