Public Policy Advocacy

A group of women in seats listens to a speaker
Child Care // Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy

WFCO Grows Statewide Network of Advocates for Women, Families

// November 12, 2019

In July, we announced a statewide plan to grow our statewide network of advocates for women and families. What a great few months it’s been!

Fill out your 2019 Colorado ballot.
Action Alert // Public Policy Advocacy

Support Prop CC on Your 2019 Colorado Ballot

// October 24, 2019

The Women’s Foundation believes Prop CC is good for Colorado women and their families.

Lauren Y. Casteel // Public Policy Advocacy // Women's Equality

Women’s Equality Day Must Include All Women

// August 26, 2019

This speech was delivered by WFCO President & CEO, Lauren Y. Casteel, from the State Capitol on August 26, 2019, Women’s Equality Day.

Woman sits at table reading books to a young toddler.
Announcements // Child Care // Grantee Spotlight // Public Policy Advocacy

WAGES Results Show Steady Gains After Year One

// August 21, 2019

Our WAGES grantee partners report steady progress toward employment gains and educational goals among their participants after one year.

equal pay
Child Care // Equal Pay // Family Leave // Legislative Session // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy

2019 Legislative Results: A Win for Women in the Workplace

// May 8, 2019

The 2019 Colorado Legislative Session will be remembered for the traction made for women in the workplace.

Equal Pay for Equal Work
Action Alert // Equal Pay // Public Policy Advocacy

Aspiring Advocates Needed: Act Today for Equal Pay

// February 19, 2019

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act will be heard in the senate on February 20. Tell your legislators to stand up for equal pay!

A woman stands on stage while other women wave American flags.
Guest Column // Public Policy Advocacy // WFCO Staff

Year of the Woman 2.0

// November 7, 2018

In the Year of the Woman 2.0, the headlines call out how women are showing up in big ways. But haven’t we always shown up?

WFCO Voter Handbook, The Womanifesto
Announcements // Public Policy Advocacy

Presenting Our Voter Handbook

// September 25, 2018

On National Voter Registration Day WFCO released its nonpartisan voter handbook, The Womanifesto

Programs team at the Capitol
Impact // Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy

What I Learned from Lobby Day

// May 23, 2018

At 6:45 on the morning of March 15, 2018, The Women’s Foundation team met outside the golden doors of the Capitol’s visitors’ entrance. As the sun began to rise, so did our excitement.

list of progress made and progress missed
Child Care // Equal Pay // Family Leave // Impact // Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy

2018 Legislative Session Outcomes

// May 16, 2018

In the 2018 legislative session, Colorado hit some high notes for women in the workplace but missed several key opportunities to foster their economic security.

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