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WGF in the News

7/5/22 New coalition to advocate for equal pay in the Pittsburgh region

6/30/22 Local groups launch “Level Up” campaign to encourage pay equity in Pittsburgh

5/24/22 SEEN: Women & Girls Foundation’s 20th anniversary

2/2/22 CEO of Women and Girls Foundation leaving Pittsburgh for new role

8/25/21 YWCA Greater Pittsburgh gains momentum in mission to fight racism and empower women

8/8/21 Local nonprofits launch pay equity campaign, special focus on women of color’s wages

5/19/21 U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Introduces Bill To Improve Access to Quality, Affordable Maternity Care

5/8/21 Hundreds of meals donated to single mothers ahead of Mother’s Day

1/19/21 Pittsburgh Women And Girls Foundation To Celebrate Kamala Harris Becoming VP

1/19/21 In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority

1/5/21 Meghan McCain learned about the need for maternity leave the hard way. Nobody should have to.

1/4/21 Meghan McCain Advocates for Mandatory Family Leave as She Returns to Work After Welcoming Daughter

12/29/20 Single Mom Defined is the support group that local moms need

12/21/20 A group of single Black moms give each other a break when they need it most

12/14/20 We know paid family leave saves infant lives — so when will policymakers catch up?

12/14/20 Dinner Distribution Service Gives Single Moms A Night Off

12/13/20 Mom’s Night Off: A dinner distribution for single mothers

12/13/20 Mom’s Night Off: A dinner distribution for single mothers

12/13/20 Mom’s Night Off: A dinner distribution for single mothers

12/12/20 Mom’s Night Off provided meals for single mothers and their families.

11/7/20 ‘It’s about radical love’: Pittsburgh rally draws hundreds in South Side amid Joe Biden victory


10/23/20 The Coronavirus is Shaping the Conversation about Paid Family Leave

10/19/20 Women & Business: Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D.

10/14/20 Senator Dan Laughlin, other representatives and speakers discuss the need for the Family Care Act bill to pass

10/7/20 Karen Showalter: Paid leave was necessary before the pandemic

10/5/20 Congress must enact paid leave for all workers | Opinion

9/2/20 Gov. Tom Wolf puts spotlight on paid sick leave bills

9/1/20 Laws That Save Lives

7/24/20 American Workers Need Paid Leave, Fast

7/18/20 10 ways employers can support working parents

7/8/20 Families Keep Going, In Pandemic and Health

6/23/20 Activists rally in the streets, then at a school board meeting, against police presence at Pittsburgh schools

6/22/20 ‘They Are There To Protect Us, But That’s Not What They’re Doing’: Protesters Call For Police To Be Removed From Pittsburgh Public Schools

6/19/20 Black Families and Workers Deserve Paid Leave

6/17/20 Target raises minimum wage, provides $200 pandemic bonus

6/5/20 Bipartisan Lawmakers Continue Advocacy For Paid Family Medical Leave in Pa.

5/26/20 Your guide to the June 2 primary election

3/24/20 Health workers report childcare as a top pressing issue

3/23/20 Lucy Minchoff is making her mark as a leader — even before graduating from high school

3/19/20 PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES: Rosamaria Cristello

3/16/20 Philadelphia’s poverty problem is bigger than you ever imagined

2/19/20 As cost of living rises, Pennsylvanians fight to make ends meet

1/30/20 Bi-Partisan Group Of Lawmakers Push Bill For 20 Weeks Of ‘Paid’ Family And Medical Leave

1/28/20 PA Senate Committee Considers Paid Family Leave Proposal

1/27/20 Paid Family Leave Should be Available to Everybody

1/21/20 The Heinz Endowments commits $10 Mil in funding — Investing in a child’s well-being from prenatal to age 3 is beneficial

1/17/20 Study: Women Make Up Majority Of Low-Wage Workers In Pittsburgh

1/9/20 Heinz Endowments commits $10 million to support young children, families

12/30/19 The New Paid Family Leave

12/23/19 Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

11/4/19 Goldman Sachs Joins Growing List of Employers Offering More Paid Parental Leave

11/4/19 Inequities faced by black women to be addressed by new policy agenda

10/31/19 Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks of paid paternal leave after his daughter with Serena Williams was born in 2017. Now he’s taking the fight for paid family leave to Congress — and explaining why.

10/8/19 Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) Introduces Paid Leave Program in PA

8/2019 Paid Family Leave Tops Job Seekers’ Perk List

6/14/19 New fathers, parents still face stigma in taking paid parental leave, Unum survey finds

6/7/19 PA Legislators Consider Paid Leave Insurance Fund for the Commonwealth

6/6/19 Announcing the Launch of the Family Care Campaign

6/3/19 GirlGov pitches political engagement for local high school girls

5/26/19 These companies are revamping paid parental leave

5/23/19 North Carolina governor issues paid parental leave order

5/7/19 United States Women are Dying from Pregnancy Even a Year After Child’s Birth

4/19/19 Maine Joins States Debating State Provided Paid Family and Medical Leave

3/25/19 Pass paid parental leave: Family-friendly policy is long overdue in U.S.

3/5/19 Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum In States As Bipartisan Support Grows

2/13/19 NY Program is Uneven in Supporting Those Caring for Aging Parents

1/4/19 Republican Party needs a new contract with America | Opinion

10/30/18 This election season, Pa. voters are looking for leadership on paid leave | Opinion

9/2018 AARP: Supporting Employed Caregivers with Workplace Leave Policies

4/18/18 Women urge Senate to pass gender diversity resolution 

3/27/18 Women go to Harrisburg to urge lawmakers to push for more female board directors

3/23/18 Who Are The Winners And Losers In The Future Of Pittsburgh’s Transit Systems?

3/16/18 Meet the task force looking to replace the Stephen Foster statue with a tribute to an African-American woman

3/16/18 City Seeks Nominees to Replace Stephen Foster Statue

3/15/18 Inside Abercrombie’s Plot To Win Over Gen Z, Where Everyone’s A Cool Kid

3/9/18 Women and Girls Foundation CEO on International Women’s Day 2018

2/8/18 As unpaid leave law turns 25, advocates see opportunity for paycheck (2/8/18)

1/30/18 Is state-wide paid family leave ahead for Pennsylvania? New study looks hopeful

1/29/18 Will new report jumpstart bid for paid family and medical leave law in Pennsylvania?

10/31/17 Cancer Patients Should Not Have to Choose Between Treatment and Work

7/5/16 The Pittsburgh Edition of the Tribune-Review highlights three members of WGF’s GirlGov program and their recent trip to Harrisburg. 

6/5/16 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that women hold nearly 17 percent of the board seats at publicly traded companies in the region

5/1/16 Pittsburgh Magazine highlights WGF’s Crossroads Conference in March. 

4/23/16 First Person: Being a Black Woman in Pittsburgh  – Young, a Coro Fellow who organized the Equal Pay Day Rally for the Women and Girls Foundation, writes about being a Black woman in Pittsburgh.