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  • Our Favorite Time of Year – Check Presentations!

    January 27, 2017

    Last October at the Iowa Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon, we revealed exciting news: 2017 would be the biggest year for grant making in our organization’s 22-year history! At our annual Check Presentation Ceremony on January 11, we were proud to giv… Read more »

  • From Networking to Sushi: Lessons from a College Mentee

    January 17, 2017

    By SehSeh Sanan In an effort to become more involved in Women in Business at the University of Iowa and further my personal growth, I signed up to be connected with a mentor at the start of the Fall 2016 semester. I was extremely fortunate to be paired… Read more »

  • 4 Reasons to Become a Mentor

    January 17, 2017

    By Maddie Bro   “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” –Gloria Steinem   Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem’s quote rings true in a multitude of relationships, from the perso… Read more »

  • Women Shoot High

    January 9, 2017

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation is partnering with Women in Business and the Iowa Women’s Basketball team to host Women Shoot High, a celebration of Iowa’s women mentors. We invite you to join us at this special reception to precede the Iowa Women’s Basket… Read more »

  • These Girls Are On Fire!

    December 2, 2016

    Jasmine Babers is determined to help girls overcome bullying and self-doubt. At just 15 years old, she founded LOVE Girls Magazine, a self-esteem publication written and produced entirely by her and her peers. Today, Jasmine leads as their editor and s… Read more »

  • Women’s Foundations Committed over $29 Million in 2016

    November 29, 2016

    Partners of Prosperity Together, a collective effort of U.S. women’s foundations, including the Iowa Women’s Foundation, committed $29,170,427 in 2016 to help women in their communities acquire living-wage jobs, educational training and support, and af… Read more »

  • Run Like a Mother – Sunday, May 7, 2016

    November 21, 2016


  • A Message from the Iowa Women’s Foundation

    November 11, 2016

    Dear Friends, To quote our friend from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Lee Roper-Batker, “This has been a brutal election, one that has divided us. Neighbors with good hearts and commitment to a prosperous Iowa—and nation—supported both Trump and… Read more »

  • Guest Opinion: Talking About Domestic Violence

    October 19, 2016

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Guest blogger Missie Forbes, Development Director at DVIP tells us why it’s important to talk about domestic violence, even when the conversation isn’t easy. By Missie Forbes I am angry.  And I am sad.  A s… Read more »

  • Spotlight on Iowa Women: Martha Comfort, Oskaloosa, IA

    October 13, 2016

    At IWF, we believe all Iowa women have a story to tell. This is Martha’s story…   I volunteer not because it feels good, I volunteer because it is what I am meant to do.  I volunteer not out of pity or duty, but out of service to those that need… Read more »