women in Iowa led the nation in rate of business ownership?
Iowa currently ranks 49th in the nation for number of women-owned businesses. This number has decreased in the last decade.
more Iowan women were empowered with the skills and confidence to run for public office?
Iowa is one of two states to have never elected a female governor, US Senator, or US Representative.
all of Iowa’s women and girls could be assured of security in their home lives?
Among homeless families in Iowa, 85% are headed by women.
The Iowa Women’s Foundation
is committed to improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls through economic self-sufficiency. With a diversified mix of action and funding including research, grantmaking, advocacy, education, and collaboration we work to alleviate the causes and not just the symptoms of economic illiteracy.
DATE CHANGE: the Annual Luncheon will take place on Monday, September 19 (formerly Thursday, October 6)
IWF is pleased to announce political commentator Cokie Roberts as this year’s keynote speaker at the Annual Luncheon,taking place on Monday, September 19 from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Read more…
The Iowa Women’s Foundation joined Prosperity Together, a partnership of nearly 30 women’s foundations from across the US, in Washington, DC, on Friday, November 13 to announce a major funding commitment to promote greater economic security for low-income women and their families. Read more…