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.
The 2015 edition of IWF’s annual publication, Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls, was unveiled at two special receptions in Solon and Cedar Falls on May 11 and 13 to honor the remarkable women profiled in this year’s edition.