It’s Our One-Year Blog-iversary
Community Voices, Women’s Stories Spotlighted in Blog
It’s been one year since WFCO launched a new website and blog to illustrate our statewide impact and share the diverse stories of women who make up our community.
During this time, a lot has sparked local, national, and global dialogue about the advancement of women – from #believesurvivors to the record number of women running (and winning) office. As the only community foundation in the state, we’ve used our blog to communicate our take on issues like these and how they directly impact or have a ripple effect on Colorado women.
We’ve highlighted several hardworking women across our state who are blazing their paths to economic security, such as Angie, Francesca and Frazier, and we’ve spotlighted the WAGES grantees’ programs that are helping them get there, including Eagle County Department of Human Services, Pueblo Community College, and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Throughout the year, we shared our insights on the policies we believe are essential to women’s progress and the research that helps us make these decisions, while providing advice and guidance on taking action with your legislators.
We’ve introduced you to members of The Women’s Foundation’s board of trustees and staff, and interns who are the driving force behind this blog. And Lauren Casteel, our president and CEO, has shared her passionate perspective on the importance of community and the stories of strong women who inspire her to lead this Foundation.
We’ve celebrated WFCO’s first giving circle and a $1 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation with you and featured women and men who make up our communities of giving, such as donor-advised funds and Empowerment Council.
Perhaps, most importantly, you’ve contributed to this blog. You’ve guided the WFCO community on how to be better allies to the LGBTQ community, how men can support WFCO, paying black women and Latinas fairly, and imposter syndrome.
Thank you for reading!
As we launch our 2nd year, we invite you to get in contact with us if you would like to write something for our blog. Please email Lisa Christie, our senior director of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your ideas or to suggest future blog topics to our staff.