7.4% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations are women, meaning only 37 women are in the driver’s seats of these 500 major companies.

Fortune Magazine (2020)

Advancing Women’s Leadership

On the SouthCoast, advancing women’s leadership is imperative to close the gender gap and to bring more diversity to the top decision-making positions in business, politics, the arts, and other industries.

Transitioning young women and girls from classroom to boardroom is a monumental task, and one that requires forward-thinking and sound incubating leadership programs. Planned initiatives going forward include:


We will convene community dialogues on gender issues in order to build coalitions to promote progress.

We will advocate to influence policy that promotes women’s social and economic progress.

We will consult , pro bono, to nonprofits in need of strategic planning, initiative development and design, and grant writing.

We will fund programs that encourage women to become more civically engaged. We will design workshops for first-time voters, conduct trainings on how to run for elected office, and offer volunteer options in the SouthCoast community for greater civic participation.

We will provide mentorship for young women professionals to accelerate their growth and professional progress.

We will gather collaborative networks of women leaders to create pathways for collective action in the community and promote gender equity.

We will increase the representation of women on nonprofit, for-profit, and public sector committees and boards, with an emphasis on including women of color.

What Drives Us

We imagine a world in which women and girls are valued and their voices heard.

Local Impact

The success of women and girls ripples through the community to make a more just place for all.

Why Give

Local women helping local women. We advocate, we advance. Our collective voice initiates change.

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