A new report produced by Asset Funders Network (ANF), reveals that while data shows women-owned businesses are growing in number, the businesses are typically smaller in size and generate lower revenues and profits for their owners and employees.
“The question for people working in philanthropy is whether they are willing to move past the need for security and safeness and toward taking on racial equity more intentionally,” says President and CEO, Ana Oliveira.
Save the date for our Radical Generosity Dinner on October 7th honoring Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
In part with our commitment to making New York City and the country a democracy that works for all, we are a proud funder in the New York State Census Equity Fund which is housed in the New York Community Trust. Read the new report issued by the Fund.
More than 40 years ago, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to protect pregnant women in the workplace. The law made it illegal for employers to consider pregnancy in decisions about hiring, firing and promotion. Yet decades after the passage of the act, pregnancy discrimination persists. Dina Bakst, co-director of A Better Balance, says that it is still a "widespread problem" and pregnancy discrimination claims have soared over the past two decades. Check out this Know Your Rights guide that Bakst consulted on so that you can be informed on what your accommodation rights are.
The New York Women's Foundation is committed to creating an equitable and just future for women and families. Watch our short video to learn more about how we are catalyzing change through bold investments.