Women's Foundation PBC Advocacy and Education Committee

Women's Foundation PBC Advocacy and Education Committee

http://www.womensfoundationpbc.org

https://www.facebook.com/wfpbc

Imagine a world where women are recognized as leaders, no longer hindered by economic, political and social inequality. Imagine a future where shelters remain empty because our daughters live free from the fear of violence. Why is a women's foundation needed in Palm Beach County? The Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County was founded in 2007 by a group of local leaders who share a commitment to investing in women and girls to encourage leadership and positively affect their economic, political, and social status. Women's Foundations are philanthropic organizations that direct their resources to efforts that directly benefit women and girls. Forty years ago there were no funding organizations dedicated to women. Today there are over 120 such organizations throughout the country and across the world. We are proud that we have such an organization investing in women's leadership in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County is one of the wealthiest communities in the country, but has not invested in women's lives. Women are often most affected by poverty, pollution, lack of education, poor access to health care and much more. Yet women are also the heartbeat of our community and have the ability to transform our world for the better.

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