Happy Women’s Month! This month, we’re thrilled to showcase the innovative and essential work that a variety of women-centered organizations are doing to achieve equality for women of all races and economic backgrounds. Check out these five women-focused organizations and consider sponsoring them during Women’s History Month!
Founded in 1973, Women Employed has spent over 45 years advocating for policy improvements and educational opportunities to help women achieve equality in the workplace. Their mission is “to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.”
Girls Who Code
This nonprofit provides opportunities for girls to learn about and experiment with coding. Girls Who Code was founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012 with the purpose of closing the technological gender gap. Half of the girls served by Girls Who Code are from historically underrepresented demographics, such as Black, Latinx, or low-income families. This program provides a supportive community of peers and role models to help young girls see themselves as computer scientists.
Days for Girls
Celeste Mergens founded Days for Girls in 2008 to improve access to menstrual care and education by forming global collaborations, growing Social Entrepreneurs, organizing volunteers, and finding long-term solutions that break down stigma and limits. Days for Girls has reached over 1 million women and girls in over 125 countries, promoting dignity, health, and opportunity by providing menstrual health education and distributing handcrafted reusable menstruation kits that last up to three years.
Woman Made Gallery
Woman Made Gallery, founded in 1992, is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the work of women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. Through exhibitions, membership, and community dialogue initiatives, Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates, and promotes the various contributions of women and non-binary artists.
Women’s Prison Association
The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is the nation’s first organization dedicated to women who have been impacted by incarceration. WPA was founded in 1845 by Abby Hopper Gibbons, an abolitionist who noticed how incarcerated women were mistreated and wanted to do something about it. The Women’s Prison Association strives to keep women out of prison, to support women who are incarcerated, and to help women who have previously been incarcerated reintegrate into society. Finding cheap housing, gaining access to healthcare, following personal goals, acquiring working skills, and expanding one’s career are all examples of this.
This Women’s Month, support, donate to, or learn more about other women-centered Nonprofits that are making a difference in our lives.