• Tackling the Child Care Barrier—Together

    May 18, 2018

    What’s Holding Women Back? On the state-wide SHE MATTERS tour in 2016, the Iowa Women’s Foundation held focus groups to better understand the barriers keeping women from achieving economic self-sufficiency. Of the 18 communities we visited, 9 self-iden… Read more »

  • Supporting the Next Generation of Professional Women

    May 3, 2018

    Thank you to Victoria Hunger and Allison Portz for sharing their experiences with us, and a special thank you to Women in Business for their continued support for and collaboration with IWF. Learn more about this organization and how they are helping y… Read more »

  • Safe at Home

    April 20, 2018

    A special thank you to Melanie Shellenberger , Safe at Home Program Administrator for the Office of Iowa Secretary of State, for writing this blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.    Safe at Home   Survivors of assault and abuse often live… Read more »

  • Suits to Success

    April 16, 2018

    A special thank you to 2018 IWF Grant Partner Dress for Success Des Moines for writing this guest blog and telling us more about their fantastic organization. Focus on the Outcome, Not the Obstacle, Keep Moving Forward.   by Jody White, Executive Direc… Read more »

  • Removing Stigma & Shame from Sex Ed

    April 9, 2018

    A special thank-you to 2018 IWF Grant Partner EyesOpenIowa for writing this guest blog and telling their story. To learn more about this organization and their work in our state, visit http://www.eyesopeniowa.org/.    Removing Stigma & Shame f… Read more »

  • Uncovering the Mysteries of the World’s First Female Mayor

    March 30, 2018

    A special thank-you to Andrea Wilson from the Iowa Writers’ House for writing this article. This is the last installment of our Women’s History Month blog series—visit iawf.org/blogs to read more. Uncovering the Mysteries of the World’s First Female Ma… Read more »

  • Spreading Love & Peace on Muslim Women’s Day

    March 27, 2018

    A special thank-you to Salma Shaik Mohamed, Business Integration Analyst and Communications Chair, Friends of Asia, at Rockwell Collins for writing this guest blog. Visit iawf.org/blog to read more from our Women’s History Month series. Spreading Love… Read more »

  • Who Was Jane Boyd?

    March 15, 2018

    This blog is a part of the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s series for Women’s History Month, where we spotlight the Iowans who made an impact on the lives of women everywhere. A special thank-you to IWF volunteer and Marketing Committee Chair, Brenda Myers,… Read more »

  • This Iowan Played a Pivotal Role in the Woman Suffrage Movement

    March 9, 2018

    This blog is a part of the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s series for Women’s History Month, where we spotlight the Iowans who made an impact on the lives of women everywhere. A special thank-you to Dianne Bystrom, Ph.D., director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center… Read more »

  • Nisaa Offers a Supportive Community for Immigrants & Refugees

    March 8, 2018

    A special thank you to IWF Grant Partner Nisaa for sharing more about the Friendship Sewing Cooperative program and writing this blog. Please visit their website to learn more about this wonderful organization: http://nisaa-afs.org/.  Nisaa Friendship… Read more »

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