GirlGov Leadership Profile: Meet Gigi

Gigi, a GirlGover, co-leads the Education committee! After she was encouraged to apply from a Leadership Council member, Gigi felt that “GirlGov created a safe space to discuss issues [that I’d never discussed in public].  I never realized how important this is –the discovery felt magical.” During the 2016 Harrisburg Retreat, Gigi and her GirlGov…

GirlGov Leadership Profile: Meet Traci

Traci has been a GirlGover for two years! At the end of her sophomore year, Traci’s friend encouraged her to join the GirlGov program. Traci’s favorite memories from last year include participating in the Revolutionary Show and Tell and meeting elected representatives on the trip to Harrisburg. Traci is co-leading the Freedom from Violence committee…

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…

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…

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…