The 2017 Wage and Benefit Survey continues to make news!

Nonprofit Gender Wage Gap Closing,
But Significant Pay Disparity Still Exists

February 16, 2017

Female executives at nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania still don’t earn as much as their male peers, but the gap is getting smaller.

According to the 2017 Wage and Benefit Survey by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, women in senior leadership positions at the region’s nonprofits make 81 cents to the dollar of their male peers. In 2015, when the report was last released, women were earning 75 cents.  Read the full article!

YWCA Call for Nominations!

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh | Call for Nominations!
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has launched a Call for Nominations for their 35th Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon. Do you know a women who embodies YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women? Nominate her today for a Tribute to Women Award. Nominations are due Wednesday, February 22.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL EVENT

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 from 12:00-1:30 PM
WHERE: Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
PRICE: TBD

Click HERE to nominate a woman & find the most up-to-date information

YWCA Westmoreland County | Call for Nominations!

YWCA Westmoreland County invites you to participate in the 23rd Annual YWCA Sportswomen of the Year Awards nomination process and program. The YWCA has honored over 1,000 female athletes, recognizing their accomplishments in sports and fitness. The Awards ceremony gives awards, including Sports Girl of the Year, Sports Team of the Year, and more! Submit your nominations today. Nominations are due Friday, March 3. Winners will be announced Monday, March 13.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11
WHERE: TBD
PRICE: TBB

To see nomination categories & to submit a nominations, click HERE

Ready to Run Pennsylvania

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political women, and officeholders.

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania is part of the Ready to Run™ National Training Network of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University (NJ).

Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh is on February 4, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Chatham University – Shadyside Campus.

REGISTRATION FEE: $75

**Ready to Run™ Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the program.

Register online!

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute releases Women Give 2016

womengive16-coverThe Women’s Philanthropy Institute announces the release of Women Give 2016, new research about how generation, gender, and marriage affect charitable giving.

Giving in young adulthood: Gender differences and changing patterns across the generations finds that men’s and women’s donor behavior has changed over the past four decades and that women now have greater influence over charitable decision-making.

Women Give 2016 is the seventh in a series of signature research reports conducted at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute that focus on gender differences in giving to charitable organizations.

In times like these we need one another more than ever…

From our friends at the Women and Girls Foundation:

In times like these we need one another more than ever. We are touched and inspired by the calls and emails we’ve recieved from caring, passionate individuals who want to give their time, talent, and treasure to WGF. We have put together a list of options below for how you can get involved with WGF today, this week, and every day. Choose one or two or all of the above! There is so much work to do, and we are trying to keep our heads held high… We are holding on to the belief that together we can break down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar.

Here are a few ways you can volunteer your time to help us achieve this goal:

Volunteer Pow-Wow – A pow-wow is a ceremonial event to gather the tribe in order to center and focus for what is to come… In homage to, and to honor, our indigenous sisters we are organizing a volunteer gathering “pow-wow” prior to the screening of “A Thousand Voices” at Chatham University this coming Tuesday,  November 15.  Many of you have reached out to ask how you can volunteer for WGF. Please join us on Tuesday at 5 pm in the Welker Room at Chatham University. We will share detailed info on WGF programs and advocacy actions planned for the next 6 months and brainstorm ideas of how you can donate your time to help. Then after you have designed your volunteer action plan please join us for a free screening of “A Thousand Voices” a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. The film is part of the JustFilms film series a collaboration of WGF, Chatham University’s Women’s Institute, Women’s Law Project and New Voices Pittsburgh. Please RSVP to info@wgfpa.org

Help Us Say Thank You – Did you know that WGF has no endowment? All of our work is supported by annual donations by individual women (and men) like you! And that is why taking a moment to say thank you to our donors is one of the most important and special things we can do each year. Join us to make thank you calls during our phone bank November 14th-18th from 10am-5pm, and November 15th from 10am-9pm at the WGF Office in Station Square. A wonderful way to commune with others at our office while sending some light and love to the women and men who support WGF.  Please RSVP to info@wgfpa.org

Join our Family Leave Campaign by Sharing a Story – Take some time this weekend to interview one of your friends or family – for just a minute or two – about the struggles they faced when they had to take unpaid time off work to care for a loved one OR how having access to paid family leave made a transformative difference in the well-being of their family. Then email us a copy of your interview (or a link to it on Dropbox). The best way to change a lawmaker’s mind about the need for paid family leave is to share the stories of real people. By recording this interview and sharing it with us you will help WGF make the case for why we need a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund in Pennsylvania. What’s a Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Fund? Click here to learn more about FMLIs and this campaign and to sign up as a coalition member. Email interviews to: emma@wgfpa.org

Show your support at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District on November 28th from 6-8pm for a fundraiser event to benefit WGF. There is no event charge, but a portion of sales will be donated by Wigle Whiskey to WGF to support our work advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls. RSVP by clicking here.

Support WGF while doing your holiday shopping at Alex and Ani in Shadyside on Saturday, December 3rd from 4-6pm.  15% of all sales during the event will be donated to WGF.  Also, be sure to always shop at Amazon using this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/74-3055311 and Amazon donates a portion of every purchase to Women and Girls Foundation.

And finally, a great way to help support our work is to help us spread the word about all of these activities to your networks. Please post info about any or all of these items on social media or email or text to encourage your friends to join you in creating a better world for women and girls by supporting the Women and Girls Foundation.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events!

In Sisterhood and Solidarity,
The team at the WGF

What’s Gender Got to Do With It?

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics
Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Chatham University Mellon Board Room

As the historic 2016 election draws near, we ask local experts to weigh in on the gender dynamics of the Presidential Election. Are the candidates perceived and evaluated differently? Who wins and who loses in this system? What can we learn from 2016?

Featured Panelists: Ruth Ann Dailey, Columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dr. Melanie Hughes, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Chatham University

Register online

Just Films

Ten new social justice films, most screening for the first time in Pittsburgh. One a month, from September 2016 through June 2017.

Sponsored by the Chatham University Women’s Institute, New Voices Pittsburgh, the Women and Girls Foundation, and the Women’s Law Project.

Free and open to the public. Please register to receive important information about each screening (not required for attendance, but it helps you and us!)

All screenings at 6:30PM at Chatham University’s Shadyside campus.

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion or talk-back session to keep the dialogue going.

Refreshments available for purchase (and will benefit FACE, the Feminist.Activists.Creating.Equality student club).

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Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:30PM