The Women’s Fund of Omaha addresses gender-based inequities in our community through collaboration that identifies, researches and creates solutions to advance, educate and fund lasting impact. There are four pillars of action - Economic Security, Freedom from Violence, Sexual Literacy (In Douglas County, rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young people ages 15 to 24 are notably higher than they are in the state of Nebraska—or even nationwide!), and Women in Leadership.
Jo Giles is the Executive Director of The Women’s Fund. She spent some time talking to Mike Hogan about the mission of the organization, as well as an upcoming fundraiser.
The Women’s Fund is preparing to welcome activist, author and founder of the ‘me too.’ movement Tarana Burke to Omaha for their Lead the Change annual celebration October 28.
Limited in-person seating at CHI Health Center (455 N. 10th Street, Omaha) and virtual options available. During the Lead the Change annual celebration, they will also celebrate their recent 30th anniversary and recognize local nonprofits with grants to support programs that make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. More information can be found at https://www.omahawomensfund.org/