Coralville, IA- On November 13, 2015, The Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF), a member of Prosperity Together, a partnership of nonpartisan, U.S. women's foundations, will announce a five-year funding commitment by women's foundations to promote greater economic security among low-income women and their families. The IWF and all other partner members are public foundations belonging to the Women's Funding Network.
The announcement will be made in Washington, D.C. at the White House's Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color Summit that will highlight the barriers and solutions to economic security confronting millions of low-income women living in America.
For more than 30 years, women's foundations have invested in local solutions for low-income women and their families, community by community. The Iowa Women's Foundation has worked to improve the lives of low-income women in Iowa for 21 years, supporting programs that focus on financial literacy, career development, job training, business development, entrepreneurship, healthy life style choice and political parity for Iowa women.
WHAT:
Prosperity Together and partners including the Iowa Women's Foundation will announce a national funding commitment by women's foundations to promote economic security for low-income women at the White House's Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color Summit.
WHERE:
The event will be live streamed. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/live to tune in. You can also follow the conversation at #ProsperityTogether and #YesSheCan.
WHEN:
Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:30-10:30 am ET (The entire Summit will run from 9 am - 5:30 pm ET.)
WHO:
Dawn Oliver Wiand, Executive Director of the Iowa Women's Foundation, will join dozens of women's foundations' leaders from across the nation. Prosperity Together speakers will include :
  • Ruby Bright, president and CAO of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • Roslyn Dawson Thompson, president and CEO of the Dallas Women's Foundation
  • Surina Khan, CEO of The Women's Foundation of California
  • Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, president and CEO of the Washington Area Women's Foundation
  • Ana Oliveira, president and CEO of The Women's Foundation of New York
  • Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota
  • Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women
Other participants will include :
  • Valerie Jarrett, White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General
  • Tina Tchen,White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Cecilia Muñoz,White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University
The Iowa Women's Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, committed to improving the lives of Iowa's women and girls through a diversified mix of funding and action: research, grantmaking, advocacy, education and collaboration. To achieve its goals and make the most significant impact, IWF brings together and invests in organizations across Iowa that make women and girls more successful.  IWF is the only statewide organization working to enhance and improve women's economic self-sufficiency. http://www.iawf.org