• IWF Celebrates Black History in Iowa: Grace Allen Jones

    February 12, 2021

    Born in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1876, Jones was raised in Burlington, Iowa. she received her teacher’s certificate from the Normal School in Burlington and taught in Missouri for three years. Jones returned to Burlington, and established the Grace M. Allen Industrial School for African-American students in 1902.

  • IWF Celebrates Black History in Iowa: Gertrude Rush

    February 10, 2021

    We want to thank the African American Museum of Iowa for providing these African American women who made an impact in Iowa. Gertrude Elzora Durden Rush was born in Navasota, Texas, the daughter of a Baptist minister. The Durden’s were part of the Exodu… Read more »

  • UI Women in Business Pair Students and Mentors

    January 27, 2021

    For years the Iowa Women’s Foundation has partnered with UI Women in Business to help find mentors for the students involved. We appreciate UI WIB for taking time to share a bit about their mentoring program during this Mentoring Month. “A mentor is so… Read more »

  • 3rd Session Advocacy

    January 25, 2021

    The 3rd Session Advocacy Team is assembling! As the 89th General Assembly of the Iowa Legislature has begun, Governor Reynolds has made child care a number one priority. Several child care bills have been presented to house subcommittees for review. Th… Read more »

  • Coffee With Dawn

    January 25, 2021

    Join us for virtual Coffee With Dawn on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am. We’ll share current happenings, hear from grantees and guest speakers, and learn a bit more about the Iowa Women’s Foundation! See you all for coffee! Upcoming coffee d… Read more »

  • Grant Partner Blog: Lead(H)er’s Mentoring Is Shattering Barriers

    January 19, 2021

    Thanks to our Grant Partner, Lead(H)er, for sharing this video blog about the mentoring they are doing. Lead(H)er is a mentorship program, fueling career and community engagement for women in the workforce

  • Become a Registered Child Development Home in Iowa

    October 26, 2020

    If you have been thinking about becoming a registered Child Development Home (CDH) in Iowa, now is the time! Child Care Resource & Referral of Iowa’s Child Care Ready accelerated professional development series is registering new applicants from Oc… Read more »

  • Meet Our 2021 Grantees

    October 12, 2020

    Help us celebrate these amazing grant partners across the state of Iowa who are daily working to break down the barriers that keep woman and girls from achieving economic self-sufficency. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Smart Girls Location: Pol… Read more »

  • Annual Luncheon – POWER: Perseverance, Opportunity, Wisdom, Efficacy, Resiliency

    September 28, 2020

    The 24th Annual Luncheon is just around the corner! Do you have your ticket yet? This celebration of women and the POWER we have together is going virtual on Friday, October 9th at 11:45 am. You don’t want to miss! Join friends from across the state an… Read more »

  • Meet the 2020 Annual Luncheon Keynote Speakers

    September 24, 2020

    We have not one, but FIVE, amazing speakers keynoting our 2020 Annual Luncheon taking place virtually on October 9. This year, we’ll explore the theme of POWER: what it means, who has it, and how we can spread it. Each of our speakers will touch on one… Read more »

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