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 Flippin’ the Script on “Philanthropy” Today, September 4, 2019, marks my 100th day at Chicago Foundation for Women. For […]
Mary Ellen Podmolik and Dan Petrella Chicago Tribune Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday that will lead to an annual report on the gender, racial and ethnic […]
Dorri McWhorter and Cherita Ellens Chicago Tribune The recent signing into law of the “no salary history” bill by Gov. J.B. Pritzker has brought the gender pay […]
Philanthropy News Digest While several indicators of women’s equity in Chicago and the surrounding region improved in 2017, rates of violent crimes against women rose […]
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today released new data on the status of women and girls in Chicago. The report (available for download at www.cfw.org/swag) looks at […]
Natalie Moore WBEZ Women in the Chicago region fare well in politics and educational attainment but a gender equity gap in pay remains an issue. […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT We Are More Than Enough This quote, which is commonly attributed to George Eliot (the pen name for Mary Ann […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT A More Perfect Movement Several years ago, I attended a community meeting in Little Village and was immediately schooled […]
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