PRESS RELEASE: WGF WingMen Step Up to Invest in Women and Girls

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…

Press Release: New State Study Reports Majority of Pennsylvania Employers Support Creating Statewide Paid Family Leave Program

New State Study Reports Majority of Pennsylvania Employers Support Creating Statewide Paid Family Leave Program. State Department of Labor Report highlights economic case for establishing a paid family and medical leave fund.

Minority Women Professionals Conference Tour Continues to the “Steel City”

Pittsburgh, PA (August 30, 2017) – Continuing with champion spirit, the 5th in the national Minority Women Professionals (MWPs) are MVPs conference tour will take place on October 7, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference will feature a series of guest speakers, workshops, networking and mentorship opportunities…

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,…

WGF Announces New Staff to Lead Efforts to Break Down Barriers for Women & Girls

As women fight for equality across the nation, WGF invests in local and statewide policies that champion women and families.   Pittsburgh, PA (August 15, 2017) – Today, the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) announced the addition of several staff members to support new initiatives and ongoing efforts to improve the economic security of women and…

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…

100 Teen Women Travel to Harrisburg

100 high school students to shadow state legislators and stand up for comprehensive sex education as part of Women and Girls Foundation’s GirlGov Program.  Read the GirlGov 2016 Press Release for more details.

Women and Girls Foundation CEO Heather Arnet Selected to be Democratic Candidate in State Senate Special Election

On Saturday, August 1st, the Allegheny and Washington County Democratic Committees formally voted to elect Heather Arnet to serve as the Democratic Candidate in the Special Election for Pennsylvania Senate District 37. The election will take place on November 3, 2015 to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Matt Smith. “As an organization that…

New Jobs Study Shows Women Lag Men In Job Recovery

Pennsylvania Labor Study Reveals Job Growth for Men Significantly Exceeded that of Women 2007-2011 Pittsburgh, PA – A new IWPR PA Job Growth Study commissioned by the Women and Girls Foundation and conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research examined household survey data from the Current Population Survey to reveal that between 2007 and…

PA Passes Landmark Gender Equality Legislation

Forty years after the enactment of Title IX, Pennsylvania passed its own milestone legislation with the signing of HB 1901 The Equity in Interscholastic Athletics Disclosure Bill (sponsored by Senator Mary Jo White) on June 30, 2012. On July 17, 2012, City Council will present Women and Girls Foundation and Womenʼs Law Project with a resolution honoring their work on…