IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

June 14, 2022 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) today announced a new full-time position dedicated to helping Iowa businesses develop family-friendly child care policies for their employees. Sheri Penney, the former economic development director in Mitchell County, has accepted the new role of IWF’s Employer

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Dr. Christine Grant Taught Us the Value of Teamwork

“She shined as an individual. But her true contribution was leveling the playing field for all women in sports. “ — In remembrance of Dr. Christine Grant, 1936 – 2021 In December 2021, the Iowa Women’s Foundation lost a dear friend, Dr. Christine Grant. Christine was a pioneer and true supporter of women’s equality. Throughout

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$100K in Grants!

Eleven organizations have been awarded $100,000 collectively for programs addressing one of six identified barriers to women and girls’ economic self-sufficiency: Employment, Child Care, Housing, Education/Training, Transportation, and Mentoring. Grantees were announced at the annual luncheon on October 7th at the Hyatt Regency Coralville. Those receiving an award are: Boys and Girls Clubs of the

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