About Women United: United Way KFL&A is joining a world-wide connection called Women United. Women United brings together like-minded women who want to use their skills, talents and resources to contribute to their community in a significant way. Women United builds on the strong legacy of Women in Leadership in our region with members giving independently to the United Way, or jointly with their spouses or partners. Read more about Women United in KFL&A here.
Local Network: United Way KFL&A has 325 women leaders who make a difference in the community by supporting local programs that have a significant impact. The goal of Women United is to bring even more women and resources together under the United Way umbrella in order to change more lives for the better locally. Women Leaders can be active as philanthropists at many different levels, each with its own benefits and level of commitment: Visionary ($10,000+), Advocate ($5,000-9,999), Influencer ($1,200-4,999).
Local Issues, Local Impact: Women Leaders get a chance to join other like-minded women for a deep dive beneath the issues that affect people in the community. They can learn more about the programs serving women in the community and participate in discussions to help shape solutions to these issues.
If you are interesting in donating or collecting items to donate, check out this list of needs for various organizations throughout KFL&A.
The United Way and the Women United Committee will offer opportunities and events to help Women Leaders learn more about local issues, to provide them with forums for learning and sharing their opinion, and to facilitate discussions that will shape solutions for the future. Read more about these events in the blog posts below.
Women United is an opportunity to:
- Network with other women in the community who share similar interests and are passionate about helping people in need
- Mentor young women leaders as they launch their careers, sharing with them the opportunity to use philanthropy to impact issues that matter to them personally
- Know more about the difference being made in the lives of thousands of people right here – meeting immediate needs, and addressing root causes of issues like youth homelessness, food access, the impact of poverty on families
- Access special tours and volunteer opportunities
I feel a sense of duty to the women that have gotten us this far, and to the young girls and women that follow. There is something very special happening around the world right now and Women United is evidence of that right here in Kingston.”
– Jane Lapointe, Women United KFL&A committee member
For more information about how you can be involved contact Bhavana Varma at email@example.com
Women United Committee: Elizabeth Brown, Desiree Kennedy (co-chair), Jane Lapointe, Jennifer Lemieux, Leanne O’Mara, Gillian Sadinsky, Cathy Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Antje McNeely (co-chair)