How The UI Labor Center is Building New Opportunities for Women

Posted by & filed under Barriers, Education/Training, Employment, Grant Partners, Mentors, News.

" "

Across Iowa, a small—but growing—number of women are opting for hard hats, work boots, and tool belts as they join Iowa’s skilled construction trades. This trend has the potential to address several historic challenges, including the shortage of skilled tradespeople and the lack of female representation in higher-wage construction trades (less than 5%). In response,… Read more »

YWCA Clinton Works to Crush the Housing Barrier

Posted by & filed under Barriers, Education/Training, Employment, Grant Partners, Housing, News.

Housing instability is a major problem in Clinton County, and the YWCA Clinton Empowerment Center works to provide tools and resources to keep people sheltered and safe. The Center works to meet emergent housing and other needs, help build skills for self-sufficiency, and provide education and training opportunities. The Women Workforce Ready (WWR) program is… Read more »

The Harvesting Our Potential Mentorship Program for Iowa’s Female Farmers Offered New Opportunities in 2021

Posted by & filed under Barriers, Grant Partners, Mentors, News.

A special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Women, Food & Agriculture Network for writing this guest blog and sharing more about their wonderful organization. To learn more about them, visit or visit to learn more about their HOP mentorship program 2021 was a big one for the Women, Food & Agriculture… Read more »