ICYMI: Tattoo Fundraiser

This week we caught up with Sara Rivera to talk last year’s tattoo fundraiser, ways to get involved, and what inspired her to create a benefit fundraiser for WGF. What inspired you to create this benefit fundraiser? My colleague, Laura Hammel of Gypsy Tattoo, were discussing current political events. We were discussing our very real worries…

WGF CONGRATULATES ATHENA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD FINALIST AND FORMER GIRLGOV PARTICIPANT

      This week we caught up with Kelly Nestman, Center Administrator and Program Coordinator for the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI). When we first met Kelly, she was a 15-year-old with a vision and a commitment to empowering women and girls. Her vision included a program for high school and…

Just Films Season 2 Schedule Announced!

  Pittsburgh, PA  – The Just Films series embarks on its second season of films. The Women and Girls Foundation, Chatham University’s Women’s Institute, and Women’s Law Project will join new partners and cosponsors Gwen’s Girls and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to inspire, challenge, and move the Pittsburgh’s community into action. The films deal with gender through a variety of intersectional perspectives, such as the judicial system, rape culture, veterans, sports,…

Women and Girls Foundation Announces Launch of Multimillion-Dollar Femisphere Initiative

   With Femisphere, WGF will reimagine Pittsburgh as a place that puts women at the center of economic growth and poverty reduction efforts. Pittsburgh, PA (July 27, 2017) – Today, the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) announced the launch of  new Femisphere initiative. With Femisphere, WGF will reimagine Pittsburgh as a place that puts women at the center of economic growth and poverty reduction efforts. Read the Femisphere…

We're Hiring! GirlGov Program Manager

We are looking for a passionate, versatile, and enthusiastic individual to join the team in the role of Program Manager. The Program Manager will perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering  high school girls (GirlGov). GirlGov was created by teen women for teen women, and is designed to provide local girls with the…

Join Us for the Highmark Walk

        What are doing Saturday, May 13th? Join the Women and Girls Foundation staff, family and friends at Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Pittsburgh’s North Shore! Registration opens at 7:45 AM – the walk kicks off at 9 AM. This is a  family-friendly event for all to enjoy and is a…

Join us in making paid leave a reality in PA!

Join us in making paid family leave a reality in Pennsylvania!   You might need it because you need time to bond with your new baby. Or because your sister has cancer and no one to care for her. Or because your father had a stroke and needs help recovering. Only 12 percent of United…

Just Films: Inspires Audiences to Action

A fresh series of social justice films that will educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action. Ten new social justice films, most screening for the first time in Pittsburgh, will be presented as part of the new Just Films series which debuts this month. The Just Films series is the brainchild of four organizations…

EVENT: How to Speak With Your Legislator

These days there is a LOT to advocate for (and against). Your voice is powerful, and so you are being asked daily to call or email your legislator. But, could you use some tips to advocate more effectively when speaking with or writing to an elected official? Please join us as we host a discussion…

How you can get involved

In times like these we need one another more than ever. We are touched and inspired by the calls and emails we’ve received from caring, passionate individuals who want to give their time, talent, and treasure to WGF.   On Thursday of each week we send our new newsletter – This Week in the Resistance – to our…