Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls
Improving Women’s Well-Being in Monterey County
Just how are women in Monterey County faring when it comes to key well-being factors such as health, personal safety, earning rates and political empowerment? Monterey County is ranked #38 out of the California’s 58 counties, according to the California Budget & Policy Center’s “California Women’s Well-Being Index” report released March 29, 2016.
“The California Women’s Well-Being Index is an important and highly valuable tool for championing the rights of all women in our state,” said Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California whose organization partnered to produced the report.
The Index equips state and local decision-makers, advocates, and philanthropy with critical information to push for policy and systems change that can ensure economic well-being and equal opportunity for women, and a stronger and more prosperous California for all.” – Surina Khan
Women’s Fund Lunch 5/5/16
Khan will break the numbers down for Monterey County and provide meaning at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Women’s Fund Lunch May 5, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at www.womensfund2016.eventbrite.com. The luncheon’s theme is “Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls in Monterey County.” Now in its 11th year, the Women’s Fund Lunch puts a focus on initiatives that create opportunities for women and girls in Monterey County.
The Women’s Fund is an endowed fund of the CFMC that has awarded more than $1 million in grants to improve the lives of women and girls in Monterey County. The fund has also provided grants to establish:
- The Women’s Economic Security Initiative
- Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands, a girl-led movement for leadership, empowerment and advocacy,
- The Women’s Business Education and Loan Program in partnership with El Pajaro CDC
- The first micro-loan fund for women in Monterey County
For more information about the Women’s Fund and how you can get involved visit www.cfmco/womensfund.