• In 2018, Let’s #PressforProgress

    March 7, 2018

    A special thank-you to IWF volunteer Denise McCormick for writing this guest blog. The International Women’s Day 2018 Campaign Theme: #PressforProgress by Denise McCormick   With the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report findings telling… Read more »

  • 2019 Grant Applications

    March 2, 2018

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation is currently taking grant applications for 2019. Before preparing your application, please review the Nuts and Bolts for an overview of the process, grant writing resources, and the guidelines for completing the application…. Read more »

  • Meet Asho, a Refugee Turned Business Owner

    February 21, 2018

    A special thanks to IWF Grant Partner Lutheran Services in Iowa for sharing this story.   Meet Asho Ali The LSI Child Care Provider Training and Business Development program provides refugee and immigrant women with the language and cultural infor… Read more »

  • How One Iowa Child Care Provider Found Success Through Community Partnerships

    February 20, 2018

    In 2018, the Iowa Women’s Foundation is focusing efforts on supporting communities looking to expand affordable, accessible child care options for both rural and urban Iowans through strategic partnerships. A special thank you to Emily Bodholdt and Rea… Read more »

  • What the “Cliff Effect” Means for Working Families

    February 1, 2018

    A special thank you to Mike Knapp, Director at Grin & Grow who guest wrote this blog. Grin & Grow is a 2018 IWF Grant Partner. Visit their site to learn more about this organization.   Child care is a necessity for working parents in Iowa… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Brenda Myers

    January 29, 2018

    Janice. Darla. Lana.   These are the names of just a few women who have been professional, personal, or spiritual mentors for me. It’s crazy to think about the number of mentors we encounter and the role they play in our growth and development, hu… Read more »

  • Think PINQ!

    January 23, 2018

    Get to know IWF Grant Partner Tanager Place, who received grant funding from IWF for the PINQ Project in 2018.   What is the PINQ Project? The PINQ (Powerful, Intelligent, Noble Queens) Project is a mentoring program for young African American wom… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Nancy Muecke

    January 18, 2018

    For our third installment of “Why I Mentor,” we hear from Dr. Nancy L. Muecke, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, who shares why Iowa youth need mentors now more than ever. Empower youth in your community through mentorship!   A recent… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Lydia Sax

    January 11, 2018

    For our third installment of “Why I Mentor,” we talked with Lydia Sax, Account Planning Manager for de Novo Marketing, who shared her favorite parts about mentoring.   Throughout my entire life I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by strong… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Charity Tyler

    January 9, 2018

    For our second installment of “Why I Mentor,” we talked with Charity Tyler, Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, who shared her favorite parts about mentoring. Charity Tyler (left) with her mentee Ashley Ernst Grimm (right… Read more »

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