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Gender Equity // Racial Equity // Women's Equality

A Q&A With Colorado’s First Latina State Historian

// September 16, 2021

Nicki Gonzales is a Denver native and Colorado’s first Latina State Historian. She aims to elevate the stories and histories of marginalized populations.

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Equal Pay // Gender Equity // Guest Column // Native Women // Racial Equity // Women's Equality

251 Days Into The Year, Today Is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

// September 8, 2021

Guest blog by Marisa Page, she/her, Pawnee/Ponca/Comanche. Marisa is a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and descends from the Ponca and Comanche tribes.

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Gender Equity // Grantee Spotlight // Impact // Racial Equity // Women & Girls of Color Fund

The Impact of Three Rural Women & Girls of Color Fund Grantees

// August 25, 2021

Applications closed for the Front Range cycle of the Women & Girls of Color Fund earlier this month. As the advisory council reviews proposals to select our next group of incredible grantees, we look back on the first round of funding in the rural cycle this spring and share some highlights of our partners’ work.

2021 Legislative Wrap-Up
Child Care // Early Care and Education Workforce // Gender Equity // Legislative Session // Racial Equity // Reproductive health // Tax reform

2021 Legislative Session A Win for Women on Many Fronts

// June 21, 2021

WFCO lobbyist Jennifer Miles summed up the 2021 Colorado General Assembly with one thought: “This was quite a session.”

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Equal Pay // Gender Equity // Women's Equality

5 Things to Know About CO’s New Law that Helps Close the Wage Gap

// February 8, 2021

5 things employees and job seekers need to know about salary negotiations, job postings, job interviews, job promotions, and wage transparency.

2020 Colorado Post-Election Results
Announcements // Family Leave // Gender Equity // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy // Reproductive health // Tax reform // The Womanifesto

Post-Election Perspectives, Plans, and Promises

// November 3, 2020

Today, let’s celebrate with our community several statewide ballot measures that will help us achieve our goals for women.

Vote YES on Proposition 118
Family Leave // Gender Equity // Guest Column // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy

Yes on Prop. 118: Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program

// October 20, 2020

Guest blog: Ashley Panelli, associate state director of 9to5 Colorado, discusses why access to paid family and medical leave is necessary for all Coloradans.

Vote no on Proposition 115
Boulder // Economic Self-Sufficiency // Gender Equity // Guest Column // Reproductive health // The Womanifesto

No on Prop. 115: Prohibiting Abortions After 22 Weeks

// October 19, 2020

Guest blog: Cynthia Molina, CEO of Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, encourages Coloradans to vote no on 115.

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Black Philanthropy // Donor Stories // Gender Equity // Racial Equity

Black Philanthropy Month Donor Profile: Kim Desmond

// August 17, 2020

WFCO Trustee Kim Desmond joined the board to put a new face to philanthropy and undo the practice of putting an economic marker to it.

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Civil Rights // Gender Equity // Lauren Y. Casteel // Women's Equality

Letter from Lauren: Ain’t I A Woman, Too?

// June 10, 2020

I am proud in 2020 to stand beside you, to be a Black woman addressing a movement of women fired up and ready for change. But, if I were to ask, “Ain’t I a woman?” would you work to make sure that the resounding answer is “yes?”

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