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  • Could Empowering Girls Transform the World? September 22, 2020 Via: KCET By: Elizabeth Aquino Around the globe, the transformational power of supporting women and girls is becoming more prevalent in our societies. According to research, educating girls at least up to age 14 leads to later marriages, smaller families and higher incomes that are then reinvested into the health and education of those families… Read More
  • Non Profits Confront COVID 19: Will They Survive? September 14, 2020 Via: McCuistion TV - KERA Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Froswa Booker-Drew are interviewed on The McCuistion Show. Click image below to watch. Read More
  • From housing to education, here are the economic issues impacting Texas women (Infographic) September 9, 2020 Via: Dallas Business Journal By: Taylor Tompkins The average Texas woman may not be who you think she is. The Texas Women’s Foundation, in conjunction with research for Every Texan, set out to define who the average Texas woman is and get a picture of her financial life. Their study found that 14 million women… Read More
  • All Things Are Not Equal,’ But America Ferrera Wants to Change That August 27, 2020 Via: Park Cities People What does America look like? “Latina, short, chubby, not the picture of perfection” – that’s how the actress known for her title role in Ugly Betty described herself in a 2018 cover story on net-a-porter.com. “I am who I am,” America Ferrera told the online fashion retailer. “I don’t fit in… Read More
  • Texas Women’s Foundation Adds New Board Members And Hilda Galvan Is Named Chair-Elect August 26, 2020 Via: My Sweet Charity By: Jeanne Prejean Texas Women’s Foundation has added eight new board members and a new chair-elect of the executive committee. The new members include: Avery Belyeu, Regional Director, South Central Region Lambda Legal Darcy Cowell, Principal, EY Sakina Foster, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP Melissa Orth, President and CEO, The Legacy… Read More
  • Pandemic Parenting – COVID and the Gender Gap August 7, 2020 Via: DFWChild Podcast By: Brittany Mcelroy Parents everywhere are trying to take care of their kids while working from home, and those are the lucky ones.  For moms and dads who need to work outside the home, the childcare issues are even more dire. Several studies show the effects of this are... Click here to… Read More
  • JUST IN: America Ferrera To Keynote Texas Women’s Foundation’s 35th Annual Luncheon Virtually July 30, 2020 Via: My Sweet Charity By: Jeanne Prejean In exactly two months Texas Women’s Foundation will hold its 35th Annual Luncheon virtually co-chaired by Bonnie Clinton and Cynt Marshall and presented by Toyota and powered by The Dallas Mavericks. That means anyone anywhere can attend without having to budge from their keyboard. TWF CEO/President Ros Dawson Thompson just announced the Target-sponsored guest speaker for the event on… Read More
  • More education doesn’t always mean bigger paychecks for Texas women July 8, 2020 Via: Dallas Business Journal By: Bill Hethcock Elizeth Diaz has worked hard for many years toward her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she looks forward to graduating in August from Dallas Baptist University. But with $60,000 in student loan debt, an 8-year-old daughter, a 4-year-old son, and graduation date in the midst of a pandemic-induced… Read More
  • Report Shows How Texas Women Struggled With Basic Needs, Even Before COVID-19 July 2, 2020 Via: KERA By: Justin Martin The Texas Women's Foundation defines the basic building blocks of financial security as child care, housing, education and health care. But what happens when those building blocks become stumbling blocks? The foundation's newest report, issued every three years, takes a deep dive into what challenges women in Texas face and the policies… Read More
  • Evictions, COVID complicate women’s struggle to find affordable housing July 1, 2020 Via: Dallas Business Journal By: Bill Hethcock When the landlord wanted to raise the rent on the small two-bedroom apartment in North Dallas that Adriana Godines lived in with her husband and daughter, Godines thought it wasn’t worth it. “When they said they were going to up our rent, we were like, ‘nope.' We will… Read More

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