Women’s History Month

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Our theme for Women’s History Month 2022 is #BreaktheBias. Drawing from this year’s International Women’s Day theme, there are many biases and misconceptions about low-income women and girls and AWF wants to break them. We often attribute poverty to individual responsibility, but the truth is, for women and girls experiencing poverty, it is due to systemic barriers such as lack of access to: living wage jobs, higher education, quality healthcare, affordable housing, transportation, and quality, affordable child care.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. By educating ourselves with the facts and listening to the stories of individual women and girls, we can change our mindset and understand that these systemic barriers make it difficult for an individual or a family to become economically self-sufficient without support and removal of these barriers.

Breaking Barriers. Breaking Biases.

AWF hosted a virtual event with four AWF grantee representatives who will discuss biases and misconceptions about poverty and those who experience it, and how their organization is working to eliminate barriers for women.


The panelist discussed the challenges their clients face because of bias, how bias affects the impact of their services, how AWF funding and support has been instrumental in their success, and the challenges and opportunities going forward.


Below is a recording of the full event.

Panelists & Moderator

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Cheryl Carter

Program Director
The Drake House

Barbara Gibson

Safehouse Director
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

Rashidah Jones

Director of Recruitment & Admissions
Year Up

Sarah White

Interim Managing Attorney, Clayton South Fulton Office
Atlanta Legal Aid

Julie Finn

The Working Mother's Mentor

The Atlanta Women's Foundation is grateful for the support of Lead Bank and Porsche.

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Porsche Experience Center Atlanta