As I had mentioned in Part 1 of this series, more and more women are becoming involved in philanthropy, and an increasing number of philanthropies are targeting issues specific to women. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are three philanthropies to build on the last three that are doing incredible and driven work:
Time’s Up “fights for gender justice–in the courts, in public policy, and in our society.” They work for multiple marginalized groups, including women of color, people in the LGBTQ+ community, and low-income women in order to work to achieve justice in the court and break down barriers of oppression. The cases that they take on are often focused around public harassment or harassment in the workplace.
School Girls Unite is a non-profit organization that aims to create education equality and eliminate discrimination in countries that are still developing. They aim to remedy the education crisis around the world, and in many places where it is more common than not for girls to receive any sort of education. This strives toward the general goal of empowering young girls and women by giving them the chance to pursue an education, and open opportunities.
The Anita B. Org is specifically geared at women who are interested in entering the technology field, a field that is so often dominated by men. They started in 1987, and aim to provide resources, education, and career fairs for women looking for a career or education in technology. Their overall goal is to achieve gender diversity in the workplace, and especially in an area that is historically overpowered by men.