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.
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Changing the tune Image courtesy of New York Times Opinion. Two weeks ago, hundreds of women and men across […]
Members will make collective investments in equal opportunities for women and girls on Chicago’s South Side. On Tuesday, April 3, Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) […]
120 groups across region set to participate in Talk It Out: #MeToo (March 19, 2018) – This week, March 19 – 24, Chicago Foundation for […]
Kristen Thometz Chicago Tonight, WTTW Next week, more than 120 groups in the Chicago region will discuss how to end gender bias and sexual harassment […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Making History Three generations of activists: CFW Alumnae Council member Marcia Love with family. What does it take for […]
K. Sujata Crain’s Chicago Business For months, we have walked along the razor’s edge with #MeToo. On one side, a cultural change in which women’s experiences […]
Lisa Bertagnoli Crain’s Chicago Business The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago on Jan. 1 began offering six weeks of paid leave to employees who meet Family […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT New Legacies REV. JERALD JANUARY SR., REV. WILLIE BARROW AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Black History Month was created to […]
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