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.
WGF considers all initiatives and programs through the lens of five core values:
- We believe that when women and girls thrive, communities prosper.
- We seek equity for all women without discrimination on the basis of nationality, economic status, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or marital status.
- Our programs and initiatives drive statewide solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
- Empowering girls, as well as women, is central to our mission. We engage young women as donors, activists, and leaders.
- Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.
- The Women and Girls Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.