We Are Women United

We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging – to each other, to United Way’s mission and to the communities we call home. Women United is a global, growing force of 70,000+ women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity— for everyone.

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We Ignite Change

Financial struggles affect families’ health and children’s education. Women United members empower each other to use our passions, ideas, expertise and resources to help women and families in our community achieve financial security.

Our Impact

Members of our Women United focus on helping families achieve financial security by taking action for ALICE*. Despite working hard, ALICE households often live paycheck to paycheck- unable to afford the basics or save for future goals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even more families are walking a financial tightrope due to loss of income. Women United invests in programs, initiatives and services that provide financial education, job training, asset building and other critical resources such as free tax assistance. More than $1.8 million has been raised though the organization’s signature fundraising event – Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction – since 2012. Funds help ensure that participants in United Way supported programs work to identify financial goals, develop realistic budgets, reduce debt, build savings, increase income and receive career coaching.

To date, more than 12,000 individuals participated in financial stability programming, including: employment and job training opportunities; access to benefits; financial coaching and education; and tax preparation services. Nearly 1,000 individuals enrolled in job training programs that improved their education and employment potential and nearly 1,000 people participated in financial management programs to create and maintain budgets, increase savings and reduce debt.

*ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed.

We’re Different

We don’t stand by. We’re raising our voices, rolling up our sleeves and leaving our fingerprints on a legacy of change that benefits everyone. And as part of United Way, we have unparalleled resources to make lasting changes for local children and families. It’s our nature to protect fervently and fight fiercely for the people and causes we care about. We have an innate ability to communicate and get to the underlying issue. And we have an undeniable determination to do something about it.

Get Involved!

  • Give through your company’s annual giving campaign by payroll deduction. Select Women United when designating your pledge. Please reach out to Lauren Pereira, Manager, Women United if you do not have this designation option or if your workplace does not have an employee giving campaign.
  • Join today with a gift of $250, $500 or $1,000 designated to Women United.
  • Attending one of our events or volunteer opportunities is another great way to become involved. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming opportunities.


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