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Analysis of Black Women's Historical Labor Trends & Systemic Barriers to Economic Mobility

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The Women's Fund

Through leadership, research and policy advocacy, the Women’s Fund works to identify and address employment barriers affecting working women and their families.

Our mission is to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in the Greater Cincinnati area and ignite a shared desire to improve it. We focus on child care, employment, living wage, and training and education interventions for women and their families at a systems level.

Our Impact

2019 IMPACT REPORT

The Women’s Fund activated 2019 by empowering all segments of our community to speed the pace of change on gender equity.

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Why Women?


Women are disproportionately affected by poverty, as they tend to hold jobs in low-paying sectors and bear greater responsibility for caregiving in their family. In our region, nearly 18% of women are living in poverty and 69% of the children in poverty reside in a single female-headed household. The Federal Poverty Level is not a true representation of who is struggling financially as families continue to be economically vulnerable until they reach self-sufficiency levels (generally 200%-250% of the Federal Poverty Level) or more. We believe, and research shows, by improving the circumstances for women, the entire community will benefit.

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News & Events

WCPO: Eager to learn about the nation's racial divide and how we got here? New Women's Fund analysis can help

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Local 12: Cliff Effect keeps Hamilton County families below...

That’s because she is one of thousands of low-income workers impacted by what’s called the Cliff Effect. The…

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WCPO: New Women’s Fund advisory council puts power in the...

The Women’s Fund created the new advisory council for exactly that reason, said Executive Director Meghan Cummings. Already…

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Local 12: Senator Sherrod Brown introduces “Paid Sick...

United States Senator Sherrod Brown introduced an emergency paid sick days legislation to provide workers in Ohio paid…

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25Mar

2021 – Women’s Fund Tomorrowland Townhall – Job Quality

You are invited to join us for our March Tomorrowland Townhall – A virtual Women’s Fund forum where…

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