Investing in Women and Girls

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By DiShonda Hughes, Chief Mission Officer for The Atlanta Women’s Foundation When I started at The Atlanta Women’s Foundation 22 years ago, I had no idea I’d be granting out $1 million annually! All I can say is I have the best job in the world. I am so honored to work with the AWF…

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Proud to Be in a Position to Give Back

Kristin Anunson

AWF’s Inspire Atlanta program strives to develop women leaders who will help affect real change for women and girls in our community. And it does. Over the course of five Inspire classes, participants have become volunteer leaders with AWF, joined nonprofit boards, led fundraising campaigns, and become stronger leaders at work. We’ve also been moved…

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Career Opportunities in Technology for Single Mothers

Andrianna Hamwright

This month’s guest contributor is Andrianna E. Hamwright, a graduate of AWF grantee Women in Technology’s technology training program for single mothers. Andrianna shares her story of how, during a period of instability, she found WIT’s Single Mothers Program and how it provided her the opportunity to find not only employment, but a career. Women…

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Economically Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women

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Guest contributor Marjan Nadir, Women’s Economic Empowerment Manager at Refugee Women’s Network (RWN), shares the story of Sahar, an Egyptian asylee who came to RWN at the beginning of the pandemic for assistance and how RWN’s program helped her to become a flourishing business owner. RWN is part of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee…

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A New Way to Support Mothers

A new addition to AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee cohort is Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta and we’re incredibly excited about their two generational program that is helping girls to continue their education while allowing their mothers to continue to work during the pandemic, even with school closings. Guest contributor Shanita Miller, Director of…

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Together: Our 2020 Word of the Year

As we close out 2020, AWF’s CEO Kari B. Love shares how AWF and our community of supporters helped to make a positive impact for AWF’s grantees and the women and girls they serve during a very challenging year. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think…

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Finding Your Voice Through Volunteer Leadership

Education activist Malala Yousafzai said, “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” This month’s guest writer is a graduate of the 2020 class of Inspire Atlanta, Nicole Hill. Nicole shares how the program helped her to find her voice to inspire positive change in her community and take the bold step…

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2020 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award Honorees

In 2006, Sue Wieland and her husband John made a $1 million gift to AWF. That generosity continues to be honored with the annual Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award. The award is a special grant of $20,000 given annually to one of our grantee partner organizations. The selected organization demonstrates an outstanding ability to make…

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Numbers Too Big To Ignore

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is the only public foundation in the state of Georgia dedicated wholly to women and girls. AWF supports organizations that lift women and girls out of poverty by providing them with opportunities for advancement. In these troubled times we are living in, women throughout Atlanta and Georgia need our help more…

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Two-Year Results of Economic Empowerment Program

Two years ago, thanks to a $1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Company, we launched our third collective impact grant cycle – Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program. This funding has allowed us to support eight local nonprofit organizations, focusing on higher education and asset building for low-income women in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton,…

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