The WOMEN AND GIRLS FOUNDATION (WGF) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engaged in statewide programming and policy work. The mission of WGF is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. In pursuit of this mission, WGF breaks down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives.
Paid Leave for PA, chaired by Women and Girls Foundation and PathWays PA, is leading the charge to make Paid Family and Medical Leave available and accessible to all Pennsylvanians and all employers.
GirlGov, created by teen women for teen women, is designed to provide local girls with the opportunity to learn, first hand, about civics, government, philanthropy, community involvement, women’s history, and leadership.
Femisphere is challenging Pittsburgh to become a place where women and girls thrive by working with partners in community services, philanthropy, and government to ensure women are put at the center of local economic development and poverty reduction efforts.
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This article was originally published by The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. You can find the article here. Samidha Sane, 19, was volunteering at a soup kitchen a few years ago when she spoke to a woman who told her she had to use paper bags when she didn’t have a menstrual pad or tampon. And when…
Moiya McTier has spent a lot of her life thinking like a scientist – she’s currently an Astronomy PhD student at Columbia, was the first person to study both Astronomy and Folklore & Mythology at Harvard, and says that her mom was grooming her to be a scientist from day one – and she wants…
Local leaders answer the call to help break down barriers now, and for generations to come Pittsburgh, PA (March 15, 2018) – In a January 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed, Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) Board Co-Chairs Janis Burley-Wilson and Len Caric, called for men to be leaders in the movement to bring about cultural change and play a role in achieving…
It was the first place I ever felt that I did not have to hide any part of myself.
We seek equity for all women without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics.
Our programs, initiatives, and grantmaking seek to drive systemic solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
Empowering girls is central to our mission. We engage young women as activists, donors, and leaders.
Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.