Chicago Foundation for Women is a leading convener of women in Chicago. Check out our upcoming events below. All of our events, including those hosted by our Giving Councils, are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
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Anne Marie Slaughter’s 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” ignited a national conversation on the impossibility of achieving a healthy work/life balance […]
CEO of the New America Foundation, a foreign policy expert and former senior advisor to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is perhaps […]
Many women who came together and grew as leaders during Second Wave feminism (1960s – 1980s) see gains made and key learnings disappearing. Younger women […]
Foundation announces fall 2014 grants to nonprofit programs that work to improve women and girls’ economic security and reproductive justice CHICAGO, IL (January 5, 2015) […]
Fall 2015 launch will raise awareness, enhance opportunities, elevate women and girls CHICAGO, IL (JANUARY 13, 2015) Chicago Foundation for Women is leading a city-wide effort […]
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is celebrating its 30th birthday by leading a city-wide effort to identify the most pressing issues facing women and girls […]
Chicago Foundation for Women recently announced that Agnes Meneses, one of Chicago’s leading voices for survivors of domestic violence and their families, would join the […]
Our CEO/President, K. Sujata was featured on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss safety and health for women. Comcast Newsmakers is a unique news platform where local, […]
By K. Sujata, Chicago Foundation for Women Posted on rhrealitycheck.org We used to speak of a social safety net. Today, that net is rapidly fraying, and […]
THE SITUATION: Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) has worked on the challenges facing women and girls for years, and while we’ve made some progress, women […]
Eli Marsh, CFW’s new Philanthropic Education Officer Chicago Foundation for Women recently announced that Eli Marsh would join the organization in the role of Philanthropic Education […]
This month, we also introduce our three co-chairs for the Luncheon. Meet Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, Ulta Beauty; Jerry Newton (Grace Allen Newton), Attorney […]
By: K. Sujata, President/CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women Originally posted in Crain’s Chicago Business Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the distribution of income and […]
30TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON Celebrate Progress (Pictured above L to R: Eleanor Peterson, Marcie Love and Jo Moore – CFW’s 5th Anniversary) We’ve come a […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Breaking Bias I am biased. Turns out most of us are. Women can be biased against other women. Not […]
By Carrie Maxwell With a dream of improving the lives of Chicago-area women and girls facing a variety of challenges, four leaders of Chicago’s philanthropic […]
By K. Sujata, Chicago Foundation for Women CEO/President A flurry of recent announcements among high-profile companies and their leaders signal that the value of paid […]
By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Ashley Judd has every reason to be cynical, particularly about our treatment of girls. The movie star and activist has […]
By Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a symposium and luncheon, featuring a keynote […]
By K. Sujata Originally featured in Crain’s Chicago Business Over the past year, the Chicago Foundation for Women has been asking a lot of […]
By Maudlyne Ihejirika Originally appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times When actress Jennifer Lawrence, writing last month in fellow actress Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, expressed outrage […]
By K. Sujata If you’ve seen the news or have read the headlines, you know Illinois is in a state of crisis right now. The […]
Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune When we look around Thursday for objects of our gratitude, let’s include K. Sujata, who is giving Chicago a reason to […]
Funding underscores focus on importance of economic security Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), the leading grantmaking organization supporting opportunities for women and girls, has announced […]
By Ariel Cheung and Linze Rice Originally posted on DNAinfo Chicago ROGERS PARK — If you’ve gotten a bad taste in your mouth reading about the […]
By Linze Rice Originally posted in DNAinfo WEST RIDGE — A new campaign aimed at harnessing “Girl Power” from elementary schools across the city hopes to remind […]
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), the leading grantmaking organization supporting opportunities for women and girls, has announced its Spring cycle grants to Chicago nonprofits, with a […]
Chicago Foundation for Women is a leading convener of women in Chicago. Check out our upcoming events below.
All of our events, including those hosted by our Giving Councils, are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
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