Building a Better Future for Us All
For more than a century, women and girls have been on the frontlines fighting for their lives, advocating for access, autonomy, and advancement.
As women and girls continue to face economic insecurities, threats to their safety and accessible health care, now, more than ever, is the time for men and boys to join in the fight for equality.
After nearly a year of meeting with women, men, girls and boys, across sectors and across communities, we learned that Chicago is ready for gender equity.
But what stands in the way of equity?
What can we do collectively to end bias in our schools, at home, on the job, and in ourselves?
Welcome to The 100% Project, an all-out, all-in coordinated effort to increase women’s economic security and put an end to gender bias in Chicago.
Iconic activist and political leader to highlight the role women play as true forces for change CHICAGO — Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today announced […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Brave Enough To Be It This week marks my second anniversary at the helm of Chicago Foundation for Women. […]
CFW President and CEO Felicia Davis joined Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network, and Mary K. Rutherford, President and CEO of […]
By Odette Yousef, WBEZ Chicago As Americans gradually return to pre-pandemic activities, the economic recovery for women may yet be many years away. An estimated […]
A conversation hosted by Perri Small, focused on the challenges and opportunities impacting Black Women and Girls outlined in the Black Congressional Caucus Report with […]
By Charles Johnson, Chicago Tribune More than 200 volunteers — clad in can’t-miss-us fluorescent yellow T-shirts and matching cloth masks — gathered Saturday morning in […]
By Fran Spielman, The Chicago Sun-Times Some of Chicago’s most influential Black women kicked off Mother’s Day weekend on Friday with a vow to remove […]
Watch the virtual press conference held by Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Mayor Lightfoot this morning. Rep. Kelly and Mayor Lightfoot were joined by CFW’s Felicia […]
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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